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16 dead in heavy rain in Japan

heavy rain has so far claimed the lives of 16 people on the island of Kyushu located in southwestern Japan.

There are 13 people missing, while 17 do not show signs, reports the local media NHK on Sunday, according to news agency Reuters.

Saturday has the heavy rain led to flooding and landslides in the central part of Kyushu.

Photos from the local area, shows how the large amounts of rain have toppled cars on the head, while the people raking in their home free of mud, and the military are rescuing stranded residents in both.

- We had no electricity and no running water. It was hard, says a rescued woman to the NHK, according to Reuters.

The meteorological department in Japan, the council has the people to remain alert about the situation, since there is expected to drop more rain.

- From tonight are expected to do extremely heavy rain with thunder in the south as well as the northern part of Kyushu.

- the Rain has loosened the ground up. There is a big risk that landslides will occur, although there is not much more rain, says a spokesperson from the meteorological department to Reuters.

Kyushu is one of the largest islands in Japan. Several million people live on the island.

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