At least 179 confirmed dead in Japan flood

Last Updated: Jul 11 2018 19:18

TOKYO- The death toll keeps on rising in Japan as torrential rainfall and floods are pouring relentlessly. At least 179 people are dead and 170 are still missing.

This is the worst weather disaster Japan has seen since 1982.

More than 8 million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes. Some 270,000 households across the country have had their water supplies cut, and thousands of other homes remain without electricity.

Some 8.63m people across 23 prefectures have been ordered to evacuate. Thousands are currently living in temporary shelter in school halls and gymnasiums.