A rare rainstorm has killed 16 people in Kumamoto Prefecture, 20 peoples lungs have stopped and 12 people are missing, the Japan Broadcasting Association (NKH) reported on the 5th. In addition, 11 places of the two rivers, including ball milled River, were inundated by floods. Among them, the dike burst in Renji City, and many places were flooded.
Japans Kyushu Prefecture was hit by heavy rainfall on May 4, local time, and landslides occurred in Kumamoto and Kagoshima counties. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a government meeting on the morning of the same day, saying that he would send 10000 self-defense forces to the local area for emergency rescue.
At present, Japans Meteorological Agency has issued a special warning for heavy rain in some areas of Kumamoto and Kagoshima, and asked about 77000 people from 10 towns and villages in the two counties to leave home for refuge. A special warning for heavy rain means that the alert level is at the highest danger level.