14 feared dead at flooded nursing home in Japan: governor

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4th July, 2020 04:05:38 printer

14 feared dead at flooded nursing home in Japan: governor

Fourteen people were feared dead after a nursing home was flooded in western Japan on Saturday as record heavy rain hit the region, a local governor said.

The victims were found "in cardio-respiratory arrest" at the facility for elderly people that was inundated after a nearby river broke its banks, governor Ikuo Kabashima from the western region of Kumamoto told reporters.

Authorities in Japan use that term before a doctor officially certifies death.


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