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The number of dead and missing in flooding in Japan rises

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In addition to flooding, landslides are a threat to residents. Recommendation is that they leave the areas most affected by rain. Military personnel rescue boat residents of Kuma village, Kumamoto province Kyodo News / AP The death toll rose to 16 and the disappeared by 13 due to torrential rains that hit southern Japan on Saturday (4). In the previous balance, the country counted 15 dead and 9 missing. The figures were updated on Sunday (5) by NHK, the state broadcaster. The forecast is for more heavy rain tonight. Saturday’s unprecedented rains in central Kyushu province’s Kumamoto province triggered floods and landslides. The Kuma River overflowed and the army was called in to rescue island residents. They had to leave the houses because, in addition to the flood, there is a risk of further landslides. Authorities recommended that more than 90,000 people leave their homes in the cities of Kumamoto and Kagoshima. Man observes the destruction caused by the rain in Kumamoto Takuto Kaneko / AP Couple walks near house completely destroyed by the flood in Kumamoto Kyodo News / AP


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