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Abe visits rain-hit Kumamoto to assess damage for recovery measures

WorldNews Monday, 13 July 2020
Abe visits rain-hit Kumamoto to assess damage for recovery measuresPrime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kumamoto on Monday to assess damage inflicted by deadly torrential rain and flooding in the area earlier this month. During his first tour of the devastation, Abe visited the Senjuen nursing home where 14 residents died after the Kuma River flooded, and offered prayers for the victims. In the village of Kuma, he met with Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima, whose prefecture has seen 64 people killed in the disaster that struck a wide area of the Kyushu region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (4th from R) observes a moment of silence in the flood-hit village of Kuma in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern...
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