Rains and floods in Japan killed 26 people, 6 missing

Victims continued with medium heavy rains on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, were 26 people, six more are unaccounted for, broadcaster NHK reported Monday.

Previously reported 19 dead.

In the prefecture of Kumamoto, Oita, Fukuoka torrential rains, which were almost non-stop from Wednesday for four days, a record for the region and brought floods and landslides.

In some areas of the island for the day had the monthly rainfall. At one o'clock in the area fell out of more than 100 millimeters of rain.

At the end of last week, about 400 people received an indication from the authorities to evacuate because of the threat of flooding and landslides.

In the three prefectures are still seeking missing.

Several remote villages were cut off Oita Prefecture landslide that destroyed the only major highway to them. Residents were evacuated by helicopter defense forces. According to the TV, more than 150 people remain isolated and waiting for rescue.

As a result of landslides and floods were flooded entire communities. Elements are counted inflicted damage.

Meteorologists warn that the south of Japan is high risk of landslides, because the soil has had time to soak up moisture.

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