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>> The death toll in western Japan has climbed to more than 100, as rescuers race to find survivors in the deadliest flooding the country has seen in more than a decade. Among the dead, a nine year old boy. The region was slammed by torrential rains last week, and dozens of people are still missing.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held an emergency meeting in Tokyo on Monday.>> We are increasing the number of self-defense forces to 73,000 members, who are doing their utmost to rescue and assist locals.>> But rescuers and survivors are now facing a new problem. Clouds have cleared up to a scorching sun, feeling fears of heat stroke in areas, cut off from power, and more importantly water.
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According to local media, tens of thousands of people have had no water since Saturday. Residents say bottled water and tea are all gone from convenience stores in the area.>>
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I just didn't expect something like this, I left with only the clothes I'm wearing.>> Evacuation orders have been scaled back from the weekend, but nearly two million people are still ordered to stay away from their homes.
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So far, the death toll has been the worst in flooding since 1983 where 117 people were killed in heavy rains.