heavy rain and floods may have claimed at least 40 lives in Japan.
This writes the news agency Reuters on Monday morning, Danish time.
While continuing the rain, which in particular has hit the sydvestligt located japanese island of Kyushu.
Rivers may go over their banks, and there has been reporting on new evacuations.
Already, about 200,000 people have been evacuated.
21 are confirmed dead due to floods and landslides.
in Addition, there are 18 people who do not show signs and assumed to be dead. Here it is waiting for the official confirmation however.
13 people are still missing, says Yoshihide Suga, a spokesperson for the japanese government.
- I send my heartfelt condolences to those who have died in the torrential rain, he says, according to Reuters.
About 40,000 soldiers from the japanese military has been involved in redningsmissioner.
According to the AFP uses the rescue workers inflatables and helicopters to reach the stranded.
Tv pictures showed on Sunday how, how a helicopter rescues people surrounded by muddy water in safety, writes the news agency.
the Rescue effort will continue Monday local time.
- rescue workers continue tirelessly eftersøgningerne this morning, said a spokesman for the local authorities to the AFP.
the Floods are the worst natural disaster in Japan since typhoon Hagibis hit in October last year. Here died 90 people.
Japan is facing almost every year flooding when the rainy season hits the country in the beginning of the summer.
But the rescue operation was further complicated because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The evacuees are being put to wash hands, wear masks and maintain a physical distance in order to avoid a major outbreak of coronavirus comes in addition to the problems.