Japan: Man with dinghy hospitalized after rescuing 20 flood victims

By CHINAMI TAJIKA/ Staff Writer

July 11, 2018

KURASHIKI, Okayama Prefecture–

„Hiroshi Nomura’s main priority after an evacuation advisory was issued was to save his car. Hours later, he lay collapsed from exhaustion on an embankment, having single-handedly rescued 20 of his neighbors from rising floodwaters.

Hundreds of Self-Defense Forces members and firefighters are involved in rescue work in the Mabicho district here, one of the areas hardest hit from the torrential rains that have inundated western Japan. At least 48 people in the district have been confirmed dead.

But that number could have been higher if not for the selfless efforts of Nomura.“ (…)

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