Death toll from torrential rain in Kyushu rises
NHK -- Jul 08
The death toll from torrential rain in the southwestern Japanese region of Kyushu has risen to 15. At least 10 are still missing.

The heavy rain has blocked roads to some parts of the area, making it difficult for local authorities to assess the extent of damage.

On Friday, intermittent heavy rainfall hit northern parts of Kyushu.

Weather officials are still warning of landslides and swollen rivers as more heavy downpours are forecast on Saturday.

Some parts of the Kyushu region have had the heaviest rainfall since record-keeping began in 1976.

九州北部を襲った記録的な大雨で、福岡県と大分県で合わせて15人の死亡が確認されました。依然、孤立している地域もあり、救助活動が続けられています。

News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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