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World Two dead, 16 feared dead in Japan heavy rain: media

05:16  05 july  2020
05:16  05 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

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At least two people were feared dead and 13 others went missing in western Japan Saturday as record heavy rain triggered massive floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for more than 76,000 residents. The nation's weather agency downgraded rain warnings by

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving at least two presumed dead , about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the southern prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima

Rescue workers were trying all night to reach people cut off by the flooding © STR Rescue workers were trying all night to reach people cut off by the flooding

Two people died and 16 others were feared dead, local media said Sunday after torrential rain in western Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides.

A woman and a man in their 80s in different towns in the western Kumamoto region died in mudslides, according to national broadcaster NHK and other Japanese media, although they gave no other details.

a car covered in snow: The floods washed away bridges © STR The floods washed away bridges

Sixteen others remained in a state of "cardio-respiratory arrest", NHK said, using a term often used in Japan before a doctor officially certifies death.

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Fourteen people were feared dead at a nursing home in western Japan Saturday as record rainfall triggered massive floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation advisories for more than 200,000 residents. Authorities in Japan often use that term before a doctor officially certifies death .

At least two people were feared dead and 13 others went missing in western Japan Saturday as record heavy rain triggered massive floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for more than 76,000 residents. The nation's weather agency downgraded rain warnings by

Of those, 14 were residents of a nursing home, as announced by Governor Ikuo Kabashima on Saturday.

Six others were missing, the broadcaster said.

Officials at the regional government and municipal offices, which have been directly affected by the disaster, could not immediately confirm the reported deaths.

But they said they were taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus at evacuation shelters set up across the region, such as handwashing and keeping distance between families.

Emergency crews and troops from the Self-Defense Forces have been out all night looking for missing people and rescuing those trapped in their homes.

Although the rain had eased in Kumamoto by Sunday morning, collapsed bridges and blocked roads due to broad flooding and mudslides have isolated many communities in the region, NHK said.

Heavy rains flood Japan, over a dozen presumed dead

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Fourteen people were feared dead at a nursing home in western Japan yesterday as record rainfall triggered massive floods and landslides, forcing They had previously said two were feared dead . Elsewhere in Kumamoto, one person was seriously injured and nine others were missing while about

Fourteen people were feared dead at a nursing home in western Japan Saturday as record rainfall They had previously said two were feared dead . Elsewhere in Kumamoto, one person was seriously "We have issued evacuation orders after record heavy rain ," said Toshiaki Mizukami, another official

The floods destroyed houses and swept away vehicles, leaving many towns submerged under muddy water.

A large "SOS" sign was created on the ground of an abolished elementary school in Yatsushiro city, where about 10 people waved white towels at rescue and media helicopters.

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Japan warns of more heavy rain in flood-hit areas .
Japan warns of more heavy rain in flood-hit areas"The rain front is expected to remain until the ninth (of July), and rain is expected over a wide front stretching from western to eastern Japan," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a regular press briefing, urging people to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

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