Aftereffects from powerful earthquakes in southwestern Japan are taking a toll on survivors.
Tens of thousands have evacuated their homes and many are sleeping in emergency shelters or their cars.
Authorities say the death toll has risen to 47 as a direct result of the quakes, but concerns are growing over a new deadly threat.
Rescue and recovery operations continue in the village of Minami-aso. Crews are looking for 8 people who remain unaccounted for.
Their work is being hampered by the more than 60 land and mudslides. They are bracing against the more than 620 tremors since Thursday with more still possible.
More than a 100,000 survivors are taking refuge in city offices and schools.
Officials are raising awareness over so-called economy class syndrome, or deep-vein thrombosis. The condition refers to the formation of blood clots in veins, often within the legs. It develops when movement is limited.
Officials say 1 woman in Kumamoto City has died. She was one of the thousands taking shelter in vehicles.
Nearly 20 others are suspected of having the same condition.
Officials say food and water have been sent to government offices in the affected areas. But there are not enough people to deliver the supplies to those in need. Officials in Tokyo say they will now send food directly to evacuation shelters.
Many homes are still without power, water or gas. Utilities are trying to resume services. They expect power to be back up everywhere in Kumamoto Prefecture on Wednesday.
Source: NHK Video and image: ANN