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Six Fatalities in Kyushu Following Heavy Rain Fall

A total of six fatalities were reported in Fukuoka, Saga, and Kagoshima Prefectures following the torrential downpours that hit western Japan during the first week of July. The body of a 20-year-old man was found near the coast in Nagasaki Prefecture on July 8. Two individuals died in the areas of Moji-ku, Kitakyushu City due to mudslides. In two separate cases, a man and woman in their 60s lost their lives after being discovered in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. In the days following the rainfall, rescue services focused their search and efforts in the Moji-ku area. A 68-year-old woman died in Chikushino, Fukuoka Prefecture as a result of the extreme weather conditions. It has also been confirmed that an 84-year-old couple in Kagoshima City passed away. The clothes of a missing man were discovered washed downstream in Imari City, Saga Prefecture. The man’s whereabouts is yet to be confirmed. Source: Sankei Shimbun, 7/10/2018


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Published: Jul 11, 2018 / Last Updated: Jul 11, 2018

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