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Heavy rainfall hits southern Kyushu; evacuation orders issued
Heavy rain hit southern Kyushu on Monday, prompting local governments to issue evacuation orders and advisories to around 1.2 million people.
The Japan Meteorological Agency meanwhile warned of possible landslides and floods also hitting other areas with heavy rainfall accompanied by lightning strikes expected Monday in eastern Japan and through around Thursday in western Japan regions.
In Kagoshima Prefecture where evacuation orders have been issued to about 6,000 people in 2,859 households, a woman in her 70s was rescued after she was buried by mud that had engulfed her house.