Woman drowns in canal as record rainfall hits southwest Japan


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.

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Sad, RIP

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in tokyo, it seems like a wetter than usual rainy season. but at least the temperature is still cool in the evening. haven't turned on the AC yet. knock on wood.

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Please, be careful, tell your loved ones to be careful.

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So it's not only children who get swept away and drowned... It can happen to anyone, at any age. 'Tis the rainy season over here ! Extra caution is advised for everyone !

RIP poor lady. Your family must be deeply grieving.

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Very sad, my heart and condolences to the woman's family. I only wish Nagoya could have some of that rain though. Been a dry rainy season here.

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Another record rainfall being explained as an unusual weather event by the media, no doubt, with nothing linking all these records to human induced climate change. When will the truth start to be reported?

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