In Kyushu, Japan, a major flood occurred. Along with landslides and mudslides, many people were killed and missing. The government sent 10,000 self-defense personnel to rescue
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According to China Daily, on July 4, local time, Kumamoto County Many landslides occurred in Kagoshima Prefecture, and large-scale flooding occurred in the Kumamoto River Basin in Kumamoto Prefecture. The Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said that 10,000 self-defense team members will be immediately dispatched to the local area to carry out rescue activities. As of around 15:00 on the 4th, 8 people in Kumamoto Prefecture were missing, 1 was seriously injured, and 2 others had cardiopulmonary arrest.
Photo of Xinhua News Agency, Outer Generation, July 4, 2020 (First Line of Outer Generation) (12) Heavy rains in Kyushu, Japan, caused floods. This is the eighth generation of floods in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan city. Affected by heavy rainfall, Kumamoto Prefecture and Kagoshima in the Kyushu region of Japan have experienced flooding, landslides, and mudslides since the early morning of the 4th.Secondary disasters Most people have been killed and missing. Xinhua News Agency/Midland
Photo of Xinhua News Agency, Outer Generation, July 4, 2020 (Foreign Frontline) (13) Heavy rainfall caused by heavy rainfall in Kyushu, Japan This is the flooding of aerial photography on July 4 Yayoi City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Affected by heavy rains, secondary disasters such as river flooding, landslides, and mudslides have occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and Kagoshima in the Kyushu region of Japan since the early hours of the 4th. Many people have been killed and missing. Xinhua News Agency/Milian
According to Xinhua News Agency, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a special heavy rain warning for some areas of Kumamoto Prefecture and Kagoshima Prefecture in the Kyushu region in the early morning of the 4th, and requested about 77,000 in 10 municipalities in the two counties People took refuge from home. Heavy rain special warning means that the alert level reaches the highest danger level. The Meteorological Agency lowered the special heavy rain alarm to a heavy rain alarm at noon that day.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, as of noon on the 4th, a total of 16 secondary disasters such as landslides and mudslides occurred in Kumamoto and Kagoshima, 15 of which occurred in Kumamoto, and the communication in the affected areas was poor. , A massive power outage occurred. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan dispatched 450 people from four counties including Fukuoka and Oita to form an emergency rescue team and rushed to Kumamoto Prefecture for disaster relief.
The Global Times quoted Japanese media reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened an emergency government meeting at 11:20 in the morning. Officials such as Yoshihide Suga, Chief Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Kato Shengxin attended the meeting. Abe said he would immediately dispatch 10,000 self-defense team members to the local area to carry out rescue activities. He will work closely with the local government to take emergency measures with the best aim of life first.
A number of flooded houses Source:NHK
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