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Southern Japan Flooded Due To Heavy Rains

Southern Japan Flooded Due To Heavy Rains

Heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides in southern Japan in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima, Kyodo News reported on Saturday.

According to the Agency, 15 people were killed. And 14 people were found without signs of life in a nursing home in Kumamoto Prefecture. Nine people are missing.

Because of the downpours, the Kamogawa river overflowed its banks, and torrents of water swept away houses and bridges in its path. Many residents of southern localities had to wait for evacuation on the roofs of their homes.

As reported by Channel News Asia, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the training of 10 thousand military personnel to help in the aftermath of the flood. He noted that the downpours may last until Sunday.