At Least 20 Killed in Japan Flood – Photos

An aerial view shows flooded residential area after a bank of the Yabegawa river collapsed caused by heavy rains in Yanagawa, Fukuoka prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 14, 2012. Evacuation orders was issued to 40,000 people in Kyushu area due to heavy rain on Saturday, Kyodo news reported. REUTERS/Kyodo

Southwest Japan especially in Kyushu Island, is now facing a big flood after three days of heavy rain.

So far, at least 20 people were reported killed and 9 people were missing.

About 400,000 people were ordered or advised to evacuate their homes.

Rivers broke their banks and flooded the areas and there were hundreds of landslides caused by the heavy rain.

Houses were damage and bridges were destroyed.

This is a disaster!

Floodwaters engulf a river at Kumamoto city on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu. Television footage showed torrents of muddy water carrying uprooted trees and other debris, while rivers burst their banks and flooded towns and villages in the main southern island of Kyushu. AFP
Rescue workers search for missing people in the heavy rain in Aso, after heavy rains hit southwestern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 14, 2012. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo
Policemen search for missing people at collapsed houses following a landslide caused by heavy rains in Minamiaso town, Kumamoto prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 12, 2012. Record-setting rainfalls have caused flooding and landslides in parts of southwestern Japan, leading to evacuation orders for thousands of residents, with authorities fearing that some people may have been buried alive, local media reports REUTERS/Kyodo
Riverbanks are covered with mud and woods carried by floodwater in Takeda, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Heavy rains hit southern Japan, triggering flashfloods, mudslides and destroying dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
A road is covered with mud and woods carried by a mudslide in Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, western Japan, Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
An aerial view shows firefighters searching among collapsed houses following a landslide caused by heavy rains in Minamiaso town, Kumamoto prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 12, 2012.  REUTERS/Kyodo

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Former Columnist at Utusan Online.

4 thoughts on “At Least 20 Killed in Japan Flood – Photos”

  1. As we have seen on the news lately, many natural disasters happening around the world caused by increasing of greenhouse gases that triggered the global warming. Lack of concern about carbon dioxide emissions and excessive deforestation cause of increasing the global temperature and then change the weather events.

    We should be grateful because not many of extreme natural disasters happened in our country. However we should take lessons from what happened in foreign countries and to ensure that our citizens taking care about the importance of protecting the environment.

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    1. Dear zulfahasan,
      Thank you for writing. Yes, we must be grateful that such disasters do not happen in our country. We must take good care of our Earth. Please watch Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ video-clip and listen to his messages. I wrote lots of articles about this topic because I also want to do my part to save our Earth. I hate riots, wars and revolutions because not only people and animals are hurt but also the environment. Some factory owners and farmers are also greedy and polluted our air, water and lands everyday. Some of my articles on this topic are Ways To Heal Our Earth, Stop Destroying Our Earth, Trees And Mudslides, Earth Day and a lot more.

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      1. I’m very impressed with your efforts towards the environmental protection and for world peace. Keep it up dear Adik Ahmad Ali and I hope your efforts may be an example to the community so we all together save our earth, nature and living.

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      2. Dear zulfahasan,
        Thank you. Prof. Dr. Muhammad al’Mahdi taught me that as a Khalifah of Allah, we must:
        1) Make ourselves good.
        2) Help others become good.
        3) Make the world clean and beautiful, pleasing to Allah.
        My parents taught us that good Muslims must do their parts to take care of the environment and save the Earth. The governments have their responsibilities but we also need to do what ever we can do to save our Earth. I hope that our government will do what ever they can do to take care of our environment.

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