In Japan because of the floods and landslides killed 70 people
The number of victims of floods and landslides caused by rains in the southwest of Japan has increased to 70 people, reported the TV channel NHK on the basis of data from the field.
Missing are 13 people.
Rains in the center of the island of Kyushu have been going on for a week. During this time they spread to a wider area, and capturing the main Japanese island of Honshu. According to the forecast, Monday in the North of Kyushu can drop up to 150 millimeters of rain, and on Tuesday — to 300 millimeters.
In the prefectures of Kumamoto and Oita 8.5 thousand families are without water. In 11 prefectures more than 12 thousand houses destroyed completely or partially. A number of settlements were completely cut off due to floods.
According to estimates of the Ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, the damage to farmland was at that hour, 11.7 billion yen ($109 million).
It is expected that on Monday, the affected areas will be visited by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.