08 July :- Japan’s southwest area is badly affected by floods and torrential rains. So far, 48 people have died and many others have been seriously injured while 48 people are missing.
A video footage shows a residential area in Okayama, which looks like a huge lake in brown water. Some people have gone to the roofs and balcony of the houses. Here a person was killed by landslides and six others were missing. Order to be taken to secure 3,60,000 people was issued.
NHK TV said that the cars parked in the affected areas have become submerged and the water in the affected areas reached a height of five meters (16 feet). In Hiroshima, one person was killed due to landslides, while a body of a child was recovered from the flooded area.
NHK has urged the people waiting for relief to not lose hope. The work of controlling the flood on various dams in the Kyoto province continues. A 52-year-old woman died According to Kyodo, order or consultation was sent to 47.2 million people in safe places and 48,000 members of self defense forces, police and fire fighting were engaged in combing operations.