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Abe to tour rain-hit Kumamoto on Monday as recovery efforts continue | JT

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday will certainly see Kumamoto, the prefecture struck hardest by downpour a week earlier, as recovery efforts proceeded after greater than 100 rivers in the area as well as in other places overruned.

Abe’s initial tour to see the destruction will certainly consist of a conference with Gov. Ikuo Kabashima as well as a check out to the Senjuen assisted living facility, where 14 individuals passed away after the Kuma River swamped, the Prime Minister’s Office stated Sunday.

The rainfall, which likewise triggered thousands of landslides, left 62 individuals dead in Kumamoto as well as 4 others in bordering prefectures. Twelve individuals stay missing out on in the area.

The weather condition firm cautioned of additional landslides as well as overruning rivers as hefty rains is once again anticipated in western Japan from Monday.

The prevalent rainfall triggered a 1,200 to 1,300-year-old tree to loss Saturday in Gifu Prefecture. Officials think the ground had actually ended up being also soft to sustain the greater than 40-meter-tall tree at Shinmei Shrine in Mizunami.

As of Sunday, 102 rivers in 12 prefectures had actually overruned their financial institutions as well as there had actually been 302 instances of damages due to landslides in 27 prefectures, according to the land ministry.


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