Japan warns of more heavy rain on the south western island of Kyushu

The death toll in flood-hit areas in Japan reached at least 52, with more than a dozen people reported missing due to the incessant rains that have wreaked havoc in Japan. The authorities on Tuesday, July 7, warned of more heavy rain on the south western island of Kyushu.

Urging the people to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, “The rain front is expected to remain until the ninth (of July), and rain is expected over a wide front stretching from western to eastern Japan.”

Several rivers in the Kyushu area have gone beyond the warning levels and many dams have been opened in the region for emergency flood discharge. As of Tuesday, July 7, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency confirmed 49 deaths from riverside towns in the Kumamoto region.

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