Torrential rain fell across the northern part of Japan’s southwestern region of Kyushu on Wednesday morning.
Weather officials are warning of more mudslides and flooding as a front is expected to be active again from Wednesday night through Thursday morning.
The front over western Japan dropped more than 80 millimeters of rain per hour in parts of northern Kyushu on Wednesday morning.
Accumulated rainfall has topped 600 millimeters in parts of Kyushu.
Areas affected by a series of earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture have also been hit by 400 millimeters of rain.
Mudslide alerts have been issued for Kumamoto and neighboring prefectures. Some rivers are reportedly at risk of overflowing.
Source and image: NHK