A 60-year-old woman drowned in a canal in Kitakyushu on Thursday as record heavy rainfall hit southwest Japan.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Fukuoka, Saga and Nagasaki prefectures experienced heavy downpours with more forecast for Friday, NTV reported. The Nagasaki area recorded 205 mm of rainfall in three hours on Thursday, the highest on record, the agency said.
The deluge has caused heavy damage across the affected areas. In Fukutsu, Fukuoka Prefecture, the bottom of a house was washed out and crumbled onto three cars nearby. Many houses were also destroyed in Nagasaki where flooding carried large amounts of sand and dirt into many homes in the area.
In Kitakyushu, a 60-year-old woman was found dead in a canal. Police believe the woman could have slipped and fallen into the canal.© Japan Today