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A dam project in Kumamoto Prefecture canceled in 2008 would not have completely prevented the flooding seen in early July, but it would have given residents valuable hours to react. #dam  #Kuma  #Kumamotomoto 

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PM Abe in Kumamoto Prefecture: Today I am visiting Kumamoto Prefecture. The recent heavy rains caused the overflowing of rivers and landslides, resulting in the loss of many lives. At the Senju-en nursing home of the village of Kuma, 14 residents have lost their lives. (1/2)

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PM Abe From Kumamoto Prefecture: At the evacuation center in the city of Hitoyoshi, the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) are providing bathing support at the facilities named “Hinokuni-no yu (‘Land of Fire’ Bath).” For more than a week since the disaster occurred, (1/2)

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LOOK: Japan residents wash the mud off personal items during the clean-up process in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture on July 10, 2020, after heavy rains and flooding devastated the region. | 📷CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Aftermath. @AFP  photographer Charly Triballeau is working his way through towns in Japan devastated by recent floods and landslides. Triballeau captures the clean up in a supermarket following heavy rains and flooding in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture

Recent heavy rains have caused severe landslides and flooding in the village of Kuma, in Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture, leaving hundreds without shelter and claiming dozens of lives

The deaths of 14 elderly people in Kumamoto Prefecture reveals once again the difficulties of evacuating nursing home residents during disasters. #flood  #heavyrain  #nursinghome  #Kyushufloods  #KumamotoPrefecture  #Kuma  #evacuation 

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Devastating damage caused by floods from torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, SW Japan.

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📸A man walks by a collapsed road caused by heavy rain in Kuma, Kumamoto prefecture. Emergency services in western Japan were "racing against time" to rescue people stranded by devastating floods and landslides, with nearly 60 feared dead.

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Debris litter a village following heavy rains and flooding in the village of Kuma, Kumamoto prefecture on July 8. Japan will deploy more troops to search for survivors of devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 52 people. | 📷 CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP

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Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed 20 people in Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture, according to NHK. Another 14 people were found with no vital signs and 14 are missing.

Torrential rain that hit SW #Japan 's Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday has led to 16 deaths as of 2 p.m. local time Sunday, with a further 17 feared dead and 13 missing as a result of floods and landslides. Latest:

#UPDATE 15 people were found dead nine others remain missing due to heavy #flooding  in western #Japan 's Kumamoto Prefecture, according to local media on Saturday. more:

[Volcanic Eruption Report – 19/4/16 18:28] A Volcanic Eruption has occurred at Mt. Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture. Currently there is a 200m visible plume flowing north west from the crater.

BREAKING: A M5.0 earthquake, lower 6 on the Japanese shindo scale, hit Kumamoto Prefecture at around 6:10 p.m. Thursday. No tsunami warning was issued.

Free Wi-Fi in Kumamoto. You can connect to free Wi-Fi in Kumamoto prefecture by setting network to 00000JAPAN.

Three people are dead in the earthquake that struck Kumamoto Prefecture today.

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