Japanese prime minister assesses damage caused by floods
13 de julio de 2020, 13:58Tokyo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday assessed the damage caused by heavy rains and floods in the prefecture of Kumamoto, in southwestern Japan.
During his first tour of the area, Abe visited the Senjuen elderly home, where 14 residents died due to the overflow of the Kuma River, and prayed for the victims.
Abe also met with Governor Ikuo Kabashima, and promised that the Government will repair the national roads, and will take the necessary measures to guarantee temporary housing for the evacuees.
He added that the Government plans to use more than 3.74 billion dollars, including the reserve's funds, to do reconstruction works and assist people and small enterprises affected by natural disasters.
Heavy rains caused 105 rivers in 14 of 47 prefectures to overthrow, and 316 landslides were reported in 27 prefectures, the Ministry of Lands said on Monday.
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