News

At least 15 dead due to floods in south Japan

At least 15 dead due to floods in south Japan

Photo: AFP

The death toll from the floods caused by heavy rainfall in Japan has risen to 15. At least six people are missing.

As a result of the heavy rainfall of the past few days, many rivers in the south of Japan out of their banks came into being. In particular, the province of Kyushu, the southernmost major island of the country, is heavily affected. It is estimated at least six hundred people closed off from the outside world.

According to local media fell twelve of the dead in the city He, in the prefecture of Fukuoka. There were this week, almost four hundred thousand people evacuated and accommodated in schools and government buildings.

The government has in the search for missing twelve thousand soldiers and rescue workers used.

Rains and floods ravage southern Japan

As a result of the heavy rainfall of the past few days, many rivers in the south of Japan out of their banks came into being.
© AFP

The government has in the search for missing twelve thousand soldiers and rescue workers used.
© AFP

In particular, the province of Kyushu, the southernmost major island of the country, is heavily affected.
© AFP

Most of the deaths in the city, He, in the prefecture of Fukuoka.
© AFP

A resident inspects a prolapsed road in the vicinity of a diminished house in the prefecture of Fukuoka.
© AFP

Share this photo via:

Back to slideshow

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular