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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.
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.
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.>>
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.
So far, the death toll has been the worst in flooding since 1983 where 117 people were killed in heavy rains.