Flood in Japan, Death Toll Rises to 6, Search Continues to Search More


Today, the troops and the rescue workers have found four more bodies and  bring the death toll to six due to heavy rain along with about 20 more missing.

Today, the officials said that the  rescuers and Troops  gained the access  to some of the villages that were cut off by the torrential rain and rescued more than a dozen stranded residents.

The warnings are still in place due to Heavy rain in many parts of the southern island of Kyushu after Typhoon Nanmadol swept across Japan and the dumping rain that has wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces.

The Japanese media reported that Japan’s royal family has decided to postpone Saturday’s formal announcement of Princess Mako engagement with her college classmate out of consideration for the suffering of people in the affected areas.

Yoshihide Suga, the Chief Cabinet Secretary said that around 12000 troops and rescuers were focusing on the remote villages where hundreds are still stranded. The rescue operation has been slowed by mud and floodwaters and more the flooding was forecast for the country’s eastern part.

The four bodies  retrieved from one of the hardest hit areas, in Asakura town in Fukuoka prefecture. On Thursday, One man was found after he was covered by a mudslide and the three others including a couple who were swept away by floodwater.

The Television footage showed  homes  and rice fields flooded  with water after a river overflowed.  The Roads and the bridges were damaged due to heavy rain and dozens of vehicles and houses were destroyed and some of them were half covered with mud. The military helicopters   airlifted the residents from remote villages while the soldiers waded through floodwaters carrying elderly residents on their backs.