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

Powerful Typhoon Roke Headed Towards Japan Disaster Zone

Local residents wade through a flooded street caused by approaching typhoon in Nagoya, central Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Thousands of people in central Japan have been advised to evacuate as the powerful typhoon approaches. The storm system has already triggered floods that have left two people missing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

At least five people were killed or missing after being swept away by rivers swollen with rain even before Typhoon Roke reached Japan.

A typhoon is a natural disaster that can cause heavy rain, strong winds, floods and mudslides.

The typhoon was expected to make landfall along Japan’s southeast coast around midday on Wednesday.

It will then moves northeast through Tokyo and into the northeastern Tohoku region which was hit by the March 11 tsunami and earthquake.

Also in the path of the storm is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

More than a million people were ordered or advised to evacuate.

Kyodo News reported that more than 200 domestic flights were canceled and some bullet train services were suspended.

Local residents wade through a flooded street caused by approaching typhoon in Nagoya, central Japan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Thousands of people in central Japan have been advised to evacuate as the powerful typhoon approaches. The storm system has already triggered floods that have left two people missing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
Residents are rescued from a flooded area in Nagoya, central Japan, in this photo taken by KyodoSeptember 20, 2011. More than a million people in the central Japan city of Nagoya were advised to evacuate on Tuesday as typhoon Roke approached the country, bringing heavy rain. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo

Photos Of ‘Mega-Mudslides’ In Bolivia

On Sunday night, a ‘mega mudslides’ hit La Paz, Bolivia after heavy rains brought by La Nina phenomenon.

The mudslides destroyed the houses of at least 4000 people.

The Bolivian president promised that the government will build new houses for the victims.

The poor neighbourhood of Carlapa was badly damaged.

Most of the houses were built on the hills and fell on top of another.

Mudslide is a natural disaster.

I am very sad and sorry for the victims.

People try to recover their belongings after a landslide triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the Valle de Flores neighborhood in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
People walk next to an area where around 100 houses were destroyed after a landslide was triggered by heavy rains at the Valle de Flores neighborhood in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
People recover belongings after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the Valle de Flores neighborhood in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
People try to recover their belongings after a landslide triggered by heavy rains destroyed around 100 houses at the neighborhood of Valle de Flores in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Members of a rescue team attempt to recover a motorcycle trapped under the debris of a collapsed building after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts in La Paz February 27, 2011. REUTERS/David Mercado
Members of a rescue team attempt to recover a motorcycle trapped under the debris of a collapsed building after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts in La Paz February 27, 2011. REUTERS/David Mercado
A general view shows the destruction after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts in La Paz February 28, 2011. REUTERS/David Mercado
People walk on a destroyed road after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts in La Paz February 28, 2011. Heavy rains triggered landslides in the area on Sunday, leaving two people dead, dozens injured and destroying hundreds of houses, according to local media. REUTERS/David Mercado
A general view shows the destruction after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts in La Paz February 28, 2011. REUTERS/David Mercado
Members of a rescue team look at the destruction after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts in La Paz February 28, 2011. REUTERS/David Mercado

Rescuing Victims Of China’s Latests Disaster-Mudslides

Terrible mudslides, land slides and flash floods hit northwest China on Sunday.

In China’s Gansu province, entire villages were buried in water, mud, and rocks.

At least 127 people were killed and at least 1300 were missing.

About 45,000 people have been evacuated.

Reports said that 88 people were injured.

Rescuing victims in the hardest-hit Zhouqu county was really hard.

Streets were covered with mud as thick as two metres (yards) in some spots.

Cars and homes were buried in mud and debris while roads and bridges were destroyed.

The landslides swept mud, houses, cars and other debris into a river running through Zhouqu.

The Bailong River was blocked and the overflowed water flooded the valley.

The town was covered with mud and water.

Demolitions experts set off three sets of charges to clear debris that blocked the river.

Rescuers and residents walk on a road covered by rocks and mud near a collapsed building after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains in Zhouqu county, in northwest China's Gansu province, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Rescuers searched Monday for an estimated 1,300 people left missing after rubble-strewn floodwaters tore through a remote corner of northwestern China, just one of a series of flood disasters across Asia that have plunged millions into misery. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
People on a second-floor balcony help pull a woman who tried to reach the lower floor, partially buried in mud, to fetch belongings after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains in Zhouqu county, in northwest China's Gansu province, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Rescuers clinging on a rope-tied makeshift float search for victims in a flooded area after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in Zhouqu county, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Rescuers search for victims on a road covered by mud after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in Zhouqu county, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Rescuers searching for victims after mudslide hit China.

This is China’s latest disaster in 2010.

China was also hit by the worst flooding in a decade.

This tragedy happened just a few days after terrible flash floods and mudslides hit Kashmir.

Rescuers search for victims on a road covered by mud after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in Zhouqu county, in northwestern China's Gansu province, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Buildings destroyed in Sunday's China's mudslide.