Dead after severe weather in Japan: The road has turned into a river

Heavy rains have brought to the South of Japan Floods and landslides and more than a dozen lives. About ten more were still unaccounted for, authorities on Satu

Dead after severe weather in Japan: The road has turned into a river

Heavy rains have brought to the South of Japan Floods and landslides and more than a dozen lives. About ten more were still unaccounted for, authorities on Saturday. 14 residents of a senior citizens home have been declared dead, as the Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture, Ikuo Kabashima, told. Three others had been found hypothermic.

Also in the Region of Kagoshima on the island of Kyushu, the rain Floods and landslides triggered. According to reports, several bridges of the water masses were torn. The Japanese Meteorological Agency had first call on the highest warning level issued. Later, they downgraded their warning down, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on the population yet to "high alert". He ordered to put 10,000 soldiers for rescue and recovery measures are ready for use.

to leave In the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima more than 75,000 residents had been advised of their homes due to the threat of severe weather overnight. An evacuation had been arranged not mandatory.

Almost a hundred people were cut off according to the news Agency Kyodo from the outside world. "I can't bring in security, because the road turned into a river. It is so scary,“ said a resident of the TV station NHK.

On air recordings was to see how large parts of the city of Hitoyoshi in Kumamoto of muddy water were flooded. A resident had to be rescued with a military helicopter from the roof of his house. Train services were interrupted, more than 8000 homes were left without electricity.

Toshiaki Mizukami of Kumamoto Prefecture, told AFP news Agency: "We call on people to urgently take measures to protect your life, because it's still raining pretty hard." In the rainy season in Japan again and again, Flooding and landslides.

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 18:19

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