Death toll of Japan floods rises to 83

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Added On July 10, 2018

As of Sunday, the death toll has risen to 83 after record torrential rain pummeled wide swathes of Japan since Thursday, triggering landslides and flooding.
 
According to local report, 83 people have been confirmed dead, six people sustained serious injuries and at least 57 people are unaccounted for.
 
Some 54,000 members of the police, fire departments, the Self-Defense Forces and the Japan Coast Guard have been involved in search efforts.
 
As of 7:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, 2.5 million people in 15 prefectures were still under evacuation orders.
 
According to Japan government, as of 2:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, the record rain had caused land disasters at 201 locations in 28 of Japan's 47 prefectures. 
 
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has lifted the emergency warnings against heavy rain, but continued to warn against subsequent disasters such as landslides and flooding. 
 
Transportation services have been severely disrupted since Thursday. 
 
Manufacturing was also hit hard.