Due to the rapidly rising water level, people did not have time to get out of the houses.
The number of victims due to severe floods in the central and western parts of Japan exceeded 100 people, the local Kyodo agency reported . Because of the natural disaster that occurred after heavy rains, more than 50 people also disappeared.
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe urgently canceled his working trip, in which he was to visit four countries. Beginning on July 9, he intends to visit flood-hit areas. The authorities recommended that millions of people leave their homes for security reasons. Part of the movement was stopped by the movement of high-speed trains.
Heavy rains continued in Japan from July 5, but stopped on July 9 in some areas. Most of the victims were recorded in the prefectures of Kyoto, Okayama and Hiroshima. The reason for the showers was the precipitation of the typhoon “Prapirun”, which affected the seasonal rain front.