Many people have gone missing.
Torrential rains on Saturday morning, July 4, struck the southern region of Japan, and in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefecture caused flooding, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
It is noted that in one hour in parts of Kumamoto Prefecture received more than 100 mm of rain. Meteorologists say that this is the most powerful downpour over the last decade. The Kuma river in the South of Kumamoto overflowed, the bridge is blurred.
Emergency services say they received over 100 calls asking for salvation. It is also noted that the water flow demolished a few houses, and communication with many people is lost.
Earlier, Japanese authorities have ordered the evacuation of almost 800 thousand people from three cities — Kagoshima, Kirishima and Ira. Most of the flood affected settlements located in lowland areas.