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Recovery efforts continue in southwest Japan 1 week after heavy rain

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Recovery efforts proceeded Saturday in Japan’s southwestern area of Kyushu, damaged by torrential rain a week ago that triggered lethal flooding as well as landslides, with at the very least 16 individuals still missing out on.

The catastrophe has actually left 63 individuals dead, as well as much more rain is anticipated in broad locations in the area.

Police police officers look for missing out on individuals at the website of a landslide in Tsunagi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on July 11, 2020, complying with torrential rain. (Kyodo)

Assistance from volunteers has actually been hindered by the spread of the unique coronavirus, with several districts determining to invite assistance just from homeowners of their very own prefectures.

In the past, disaster-affected areas in Japan have actually drawn in volunteers from throughout the nation, particularly over the weekend break.

According to the land ministry, 92 rivers in 10 prefectures have actually overwhelmed their financial institutions, as well as there have actually been 251 situations of damages from landslides, concerning one-fifth of which took place in Kumamoto Prefecture, struck hardest by the rain.


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Search for missing out on proceeds in rain-struck southwestern Japan

IN PHOTOS: Torrential rain remains to hammer Japan


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Photo drawn from a Kyodo News helicopter on July 10, 2020, reveals cut bridges over the Kuma River in the town of Kuma, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, after torrential rain. (Kyodo)

 

Flood-harmed products are produced on a road for disposal in the flood-hit city of Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on July 10, 2020, complying with torrential rain. (Kyodo)



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