Fast-Moving Water Rushes Down Fukuoka River

StoryfulWeatherPublished: July 7, 2017485 views
Published: July 7, 2017

Fast-moving water rushed down a river in the Tagawa District of Fukuoka during rain storms on July 5. At least seven people were killed and 14 others were missing as the storms hit Kyushu, NHK reported. Around 100,000 people had been evacuated in southern Japan due to heavy rains, flooding and landslides that started on July 5, according to Reuters. Authorities on July 7 warned that the Itabitsu River in Kitakyushu could overflow and recommended the evacuation of more than 1,700 residents in the Akihabara district. Thousands of police, firefighters and soldiers were mobilised to help victims in the flood-stricken areas. Credit: Facebook/Kazunori Tamada via Storyful

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