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Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan

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Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday, as the government put the death toll at 48 with 28 others presumed dead.

Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the whereabouts of 92 people are unknown, mostly in the southern area of Hiroshima prefecture.

More than 100 reports of casualties had been received, such as cars being swept away, he said. Some 40 helicopters were out on rescue missions.

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Kuwait embassy in Japan warns of Typhoon risk

dcbbnKuwait embassy in Japan warned Kuwaiti residents, students and visitors of Typhoon Prapiroon expected to bring potential flooding and strong wind to southern Japan.
Japanese authorities expected heavy rains on all Japanese provinces on July 5 – 6 , warning of river floods and mudslides, the embassy said in a statement.
Japan usually witnesses such weather conditions during this time of the year.
The embassy calls on citizens to exercise caution and abide by safety and security instructions issued by the local authorities.
In case of emergency, Kuwaitis shall call the embassy on: + 810334550361, or send an e-mail to: kuwait-embassy.or.jp@consular.

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Oman Air: Mekunu storm could affect flight timings

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Muscat: Oman Air announced that flights to and from Zanzibar, Salalah, Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam could be affected by the tropical storm Mekunu, set to hit Oman.

The storm is expected to make landfall in Salalah and its surrounding areas on Friday, potentially creating flight delays for customers of the national carrier.

Oman Air has issued an advisory calling on customers travelling to any of the aforementioned destinations to check their flight timings and monitor its social media channels for any announcements.

Kuwaitis in Japan cautioned as Typhoon Lan hits Tokyo midnight

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Kuwait on Sunday warned its citizens in Japan to be cautious as Typhoon Lan, which is currently over the southernmost regions of the country, is expected to hit Tokyo by midnight. In a statement, the Kuwait embassy said that Lan, classified a Category 4 storm, carries the risks of landslides and floods due to accompanying heavy rain and strong winds. Kuwaiti Citizens were also advised to abide by the safety guidelines issued by local authorities. In the case of emergency, they were urged to contact the embassy on its following hotlines, 03-3455-0361 – 03-3455-0362 – 03-3455-0363.