© Reuters. Rescue staff transport individuals utilizing a ship alongside a flooded road in Takeo, Saga Prefecture, western Japan, August 15, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
TAKEO, Japan (Reuters) – Torrential rains lashed a lot of Japan on Sunday, submerging roads and buildings within the western a part of the nation, whereas three individuals had been feared lifeless after a landslide in central Nagano prefecture.
Massive elements of Japan, significantly the southernmost most important island of Kyushu, have seen document ranges of rainfall, inflicting rivers to overflow and triggering landslides.
As of Sunday morning the rain had stopped in a lot of Kyushu, at the same time as Tokyo and different elements of the nation had been pounded by the downpour.
In Takeo, a metropolis in Saga prefecture in Kyushu, whole roads had been submerged as rescue staff in wetsuits dragged inflatable boats and surveyed the injury. Native residents carried broomsticks and buckets and waded knee-deep in water.
Some 113 sufferers at a neighborhood hospital and 69 nursing residence residents on the identical website had been safely evacuated to the upper flooring after flooding, public broadcaster NHK stated. Footage from NHK confirmed the hospital constructing and surrounding space flooded with water, which reached the highest of the tyres of automobiles parked within the hospital car parking zone.
Three individuals, together with a boy underneath 10, had been with out important indicators after a landslide hit a home in Okaya metropolis, in central Nagano, NHK stated.
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