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

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

Abe’s initially tour to see the destruction will certainly consist of a conference with Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima as well as a go to to the Senjuen assisted living facility where 14 individuals passed away after the Kuma River swamped, the head of state’s workplace stated Sunday.

Flood-harmed things are accumulated on a road in Hitoyoshi in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on July 12, 2020, after downpour. (Kyodo)

The rainfall, which likewise triggered numerous 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 company alerted of more landslides as well as overruning rivers as hefty rains is once more anticipated in western Japan from Monday.

The extensive rainfall triggered a 1,200 to 1,300 year-old tree to loss Saturday in the main Japan prefecture of Gifu. Officials think the ground had actually come to be also soft to sustain the greater than 40 meter-tall tree at Shimmei temple 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.

Photo drawn from a Kyodo News helicopter over Shinmei Shrine in Mizunami in Gifu Prefecture, main Japan, on July 12, 2020, reveals a spiritual tree, greater than 40 meters in size as well as thought to be 1,200 to 1,300 years of ages, dropped by downpour. (Kyodo)


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