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6 People Missing in Torrential Rains and Landslides in Japan-1.7 Million People Warned to Move


A scene of heavy rain in Japan. - India TV Hindi
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A scene of heavy rain in Japan.

Not only in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh but also in Japan, heavy and torrential rains have created havoc. Due to the havoc of floods, famine is also happening fast. This has caused an uproar in Japan. People are forced to migrate to safer places.

In the latest incident, at least six people went missing on Monday after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides in southwestern Japan. These people are being searched. But nothing has been found so far. Meanwhile, an appeal has been made to 17 lakh people stranded in the area to go to safer places.

In the Kyushu and Chūgoku regions, rain since the weekend has caused severe flooding in several rivers and landslides, according to official information. It has blocked roads, affected train movement, and disrupted water supply in some areas, throwing normal life out of gear.

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a heavy rain warning for Fukuoka and Oita prefectures. People have been asked to move to safer places as soon as possible.

Rivers in spate, life in trouble

The condition of rain in Japan is that all the major rivers are in spate and due to this people’s life is in trouble. People living on the banks of the river and in the mountainous areas have been appealed to be extremely cautious. More than 1.7 million residents living in sensitive areas have been urged to move to safer places.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said at least six people were missing. Footage aired on Japan’s state broadcaster NHK television showed water from the overflowing Yamakuni River flowing over a bridge in the town of Yabakei, Ōita Prefecture.



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