Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga today said floods in Japan, caused by heavy rains, left 134 people dead, while 88 are missing.
As of last night, 126 people were considered dead while over 60 were believed to be missing.
In a statement, Suga said ten people are officially listed as missing and at the same time, it has been impossible to confirm the security and location of 78 others
According to the cabinet secretary, the authorities have received about 100 alerts from witnesses who said they saw floodwater washing away a car with people inside.
He also said two billion yen (about 18 million dollars) has been allocated to aid the damaged areas. Heavy rain poured down on the southwest and centre of Japan earlier this month, causing flooding and landslides.
About 1,800 people were evacuated from the affected areas by Monday night, over 11,000 people were staying in special shelters and power was cut in over 20,000 households.