The government said, today that the death count due to torrential rains that swept through south Japan has reached at 25, as rescue teams scrambled through heavy mud to rescue more than 100 stranded. Further the rainstorm were predicted in pound Kyushu after swathes of the southwestern island were demolished by overflowing rivers and sweeping away houses, schools, roads and forcing thousands of people to shift their shelters.
Many remain ashored with the emergency services and were struggling to reach at save place with amid false-hearted conditions. According to local government officials, 150 people still cut off as of Monday evening in hardest hit Fukuoka and Oita prefectures.
On Tuesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that a Total of 25 people have died while 25 remain unaccounted. Around 12,000 rescuers were making efforts to find survivors and clear washed up driftwood hampering the search, Suga said.
Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe cancelled a visit to Estonia that was planned as his last European tour that include the G20 summit in Germany. Suga said, Japan Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, will visit Fukuoka and Oita prefectures to talk to staff at shelters and local government officials on Wednesday. In many parts of Kyushu more than 20 inches of rain engulf over the 12 hours last week, while rains have continued since that time.
While the country’s weather agency warned about the continuation of heavy rains in Kyushu, on Tuesday.