6 dead, buildings damaged as heavy rain hits western Japan

Some places have been hit by more than 100mm of rain in an hour.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been told to evacuate a wide swathe of Kyushu, where 49 people died in earthquakes in April that weakened the ground and left it prone to landslides.

The Kumamoto Prefectural Government has issued mudslide warnings to 30 municipalities, noting that the quakes that began in April have loosened the soil in many areas.

Flooding, landslides kill six in Japan. 3:25 pm on 22 June 2016. RNZ. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/307039/flooding,-landslides-kill-six-in-japan
Heavy rain kills six in Kumamoto. KYODO, JIJI. JUN 21, 2016. The Japan Times. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/21/national/kumamoto-area-downpours-leave-two-dead-three-missing-trigger-evacuation-advisories/#.V2zlc_l96Uk