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57 People Died, And 17 Were Missing Due To Flooding In Japan

57 People Died, And 17 Were Missing Due To Flooding In Japan

As a result of heavy rains that caused flooding and landslides in southwestern Japan, 57 people died.

According to local media, 57 people died, two were found without signs of life, and another 17 are missing.

Heavy rain fell on the island of Kyushu in South-Western Japan. In Oita Prefecture, two rivers overflowed their banks.

Authorities have yet to assess the damage in some areas. Rescuers plan to continue searching for the missing on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, meteorologists are warning of flooding and landslides in Central and Western parts of Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued an emergency warning for heavy rain in some areas of Gifu and Nagano prefectures. It is noted that in these areas recorded precipitation, which has not been for several decades.

In the prefectures of Kyoto and Nagano, an evacuation was announced for 145.6 thousand people. Another 131 thousand people in the prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima, Nagano, Kyoto, Osaka, Shiga received recommendations for evacuation.