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Japan: ten people and three missing in heavy rains


The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued Friday warnings of floods and landslides in eastern, central and northern parts of the country.

Just two weeks after Typhoon Hagibis passed deadly in the country, 10 people were killed and three others were reported missing after torrential rain in central Japan, authorities and the media reported on Saturday (October 27th).

Nine people were killed by landslides and floods, including two elderly men found drowned in cars, in the Chiba area, southeast of Tokyo. Aerial images showed the reliefs removing the rubble of two houses in an area of ‚Äč‚Äčthis area devastated by the waves.

"The water flowed in my garden like a river"

A woman in her 40s was found dead near the coast in Fukushima (east), according to a fire chief. Police divers were mobilized to try to find missing persons, who would be three in number according to the NHK public channel. "The water flowed in my garden like a river. It was worse than during the typhoon, " said a 75-year-old man on television.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued Friday warnings of floods and landslides in several areas of eastern, central and northern Japan due to "extremely intense rainfall . " A previous report on Friday reported four dead and one missing. Relief was facilitated on Saturday morning by the decrease in rainfall intensity in several regions. Non-binding evacuation notices have been issued in many areas.

The violent typhoon Hagibis had caused the death of more than eighty people in Japan. Several banks of rivers and dikes damaged during this cataclysm have still not been repaired.

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