Death Toll Climbs to 100 as Japan Tackles Rescue and Cleanup Efforts Amid Flooding
Tehran (KNA): Rescuers were hard at work searching for dozens still missing in southwestern Japan on Monday after heavy rains that left residents returning to their homes speechless and unsure where to start the recovery and cleanup due to the extent of damage from flooding and mudslides.
At least 100 people died or are presumed dead, with more than 60 still unaccounted for, most of them in the hardest-hit Hiroshima area.
Seiji Toda was shocked and helpless when he saw his restaurant, which he opened nearly 40 years ago, filled with mud heaped about 1 meter (yards) from the floor. Tables, covered with clean white tablecloths before he .left, were all mud-covered, chairs thrown to the floor