2020 Kyushu floods

floods in Japan

Record breaking heavy rain hit the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima in the southern Japanese island of Kyūshū on 4 July 2020. As a result of flooding and landslides, 49 people were confirmed dead. Fourteen of the victims were the residents of an old age home in Kuma, Kumamoto that was flooded.[1]

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  1. Mullany, Gerry (July 4, 2020). "Severe Flooding in Southern Japan Swamps Nursing Home". The New York Times.