Torrential rains and flooding devastate Kumamoto
Torrential rain over the weekend triggered massive floods and mudslides across Kumamoto Prefecture, leading to large-scale evacuations, several fatalities and many serious injuries.
Much of the calamity centered around the Kuma River, which broke its banks at several locations after torrential rain struck the area early Saturday, causing massive flooding.
Here are a few scenes of the destruction.
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