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Death Toll from Heavy Rain in Japan Rises to 3

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Vehicles are seen in an inundated area in Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture, on Saturday.

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Two more people have been confirmed dead after the torrential rain from Typhoon No. 2 and a seasonal rain front that hit Japan recently, bringing the death toll in the disaster to three.

The body of a man believed to be in his 70s was found near the coast in Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Sunday morning, according to the police department of the prefecture. A 74-year-old man living near a flooded river in the city of Iwata, next to Fukuroi, had been unaccounted for.

In Hamamatsu, a body was discovered from a house that collapsed due to a landslide. Contact had been lost with a male resident of the house in his 30s.

Two people in Wakayama Prefecture and one person in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, are believed to have been swept away by rivers and are still unaccounted for. Police officers, firefighters and others are continuing their search for the missing people.