In a week of flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains, 66 people were killed in southwestern Japan, and 14 people are considered missing, NHK TV reported based on collected data from the field.
Rains in the area of Kyushu Island have been continuing for a week. During this time, they spread to a broader area, capturing the main Japanese island of Honshu.
The Ministry of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries estimate that the damage to agricultural land amounted to 11.7 billion yen ($109 million) by this hour.
In Kumamoto and Oita prefectures, 4.3 thousand families are without water. In 11 counties, more than 12,000 homes were completely or partially destroyed.