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A flood hit a retirement home in particular, of which fourteen residents were found in “cardio-respiratory arrest”, but their death has not been confirmed.

Vehicles and bridges washed away by water, landslides hitting homes. Two regions in southern Japan suffered heavy precipitation with catastrophic consequences, Saturday July 4. They raise fears of a heavy toll: according to the authorities, nine people are missing, and fifteen were found in “heart failure”, a term used by Japanese emergency services before death is declared by a doctor.

More than 203,000 residents of Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures on the island of Kyushu in the south of the archipelago have received recommendations to evacuate their homes.

A retirement home was invaded by the waters of a flooded river in Kuma, in the Kumamoto region. Fourteen people were found there in “heart failure”. Another person was discovered in the same state after a landslide, still in the Kumamoto region, authorities said.

Also in the region, one person was seriously injured and nine were missing, while a hundred were blocked by roads cut due to floods and landslides, NHK, Japanese public television reported.

Local authorities have called on the military to help evacuate residents. The National Meteorological Agency has proclaimed the highest level of alert for the regions of Kumamoto and Kagoshima, on the island of Kyushu. Certain regional rail links, including the Shinkansen high-speed train, have been suspended.

Japan is currently in the middle of the rainy season, a period often marked by floods and landslides which result in evacuation notices, which in Japan are not legally binding.

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