The number of victims of rains and floods in southern Japan has reached 10 people

Ten people were killed in heavy rains and the resulting floods and landslides in the mountainous southern Japanese island of Kyushu, another 20 people reported missing, said Thursday the agency Kyodo.

Previously reported four dead and 18 missing.

Nearly 50,000 people have been evacuated from vlasteyukazanie about because of the risk of flooding.

To residents of the more seriously the warnings to evacuate, mmo resorted to a more exciting explanation of what is happening: calling rainfall record, meteorologists said that "anything like this in the area had not previously encountered."

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said at a hearing in parliament that the crisis staff in his office is monitoring the situation and will take all necessary measures.

According to mmo Japan, for the last day in the town of Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, 502 millimeters of rain fell. The rain fell in Kyushu more than four hours, per hour fell out of more than 100 millimeters of rain.

In some areas, for a half day on Thursday had the monthly rainfall.

Japanese television cameras recorded, as rescuers on boats take out people from the flooded areas. In some areas, the water reached the second floor houses were flooded entire residential neighborhoods.

Meteorologists warn that in the six prefectures in southern Japan high risk of landslides and flooding.

Rain approached from the south caused atmospheric front. In the next clock edge will shift to the east, but on Friday morning, according to forecasters, expect renewed precipitation. In the south of the country until tomorrow falls to 200 millimeters of rain in the central part, including in Tokyo — up to 150 millimeters.

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