Japan: Death toll from record downpours rises to 48

In Japan, the death toll from record downpours has risen to at forty-eight as heavy rain continued , prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said three hours of rainfall in one area in Kochi prefecture reached an accumulated 26.3 centimeters (10.4 inches), the highest since such records started in 1976.

The assessment of casualties has been difficult because of the widespread area affected by the rainfall, flooding and landslides. Authorities warned landslides could strike even after rain subsides as the calamity shaped up to be potentially the worst in decades.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Japan: Death toll from record downpours rises to 48

In Japan, the death toll from record downpours has risen to at forty-eight as heavy rain continued , prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands on Sunday.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said three hours of rainfall in one area in Kochi prefecture reached an accumulated 26.3 centimeters (10.4 inches), the highest since such records started in 1976.

The assessment of casualties has been difficult because of the widespread area affected by the rainfall, flooding and landslides. Authorities warned landslides could strike even after rain subsides as the calamity shaped up to be potentially the worst in decades.

Source: Radio Pakistan