Peru expresses sympathy for victims of Japan torrential rains

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

10:07 | Lima, Jul. 10.

The Government of Peru extended its solidarity to the people and Government of Japan for the disasters caused by heavy rains, landslides, and floods that struck the southwestern region of the Asian country.

In a statement issued by its Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Andean nation offered condolences to the families of victims and hoped missing people will be found soon.

On Monday, rescuers searched for missing persons in mud-covered neighborhoods and among the rubble of collapsed houses in Japan, where at least 114 people have so far died due to torrential rains.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe canceled his overseas trip to deal with the worst flood his country has ever experienced since 1983.

Deadly rains and flooding battering the island country forced millions to evacuate their houses.

Japanese authorities said it was too soon to estimate the economic impact of the disaster.


Published: 7/10/2018