Japan: death toll climbs to 155 after ‘historic’ rain and landslides

Rescue workers search for survivors and 2 million people are subject to evacuation orders

The number of people who have died in floods and landslides triggered by “historic” levels of torrential rain in Japan has climbed to at least 155, with dozens of others still missing.

Almost 2 million people were still subject to evacuation orders on Monday, while tens of thousands of rescue workers battled mud, water and rubble to search for survivors stranded in their homes.

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