Typhoon No.10 Miyazaki Shiiba Village landslide unknown 4 people 10 days to search September 10 5:11
Three days have passed since the landslide in Shiiba Village, Miyazaki Prefecture, where houses and other buildings were washed away by heavy rain caused by Typhoon No. 10, and the whereabouts of four construction company officials were lost. The search is scheduled to take place for 10 days, including the downs stream of sediment.
In Shiiba Village, Miyazaki Prefecture, it rained more than 500 millimeters due to Typhoon No. 10, and the slope of the mountain in Shimofukuro area collapsed and the president’s home and office of the construction company were washed away.
President Hideki Aio escaped from the sand on his own, but the whereabouts of his wife Katsuko, 68, his eldest son and managing director, Yasutaka, 39, and Vietnamese technical intern trainees Chang Kong Long (23) and Nguyen Hugh Toan (22) are unknown.
The scope of the search was also expanded to dams below the river where sediment flowed, and on the 9th, fire crews were using binoculars from the embankment to search the dam lake.
Three days have passed since the night of the 6th of this month, when the disaster is believed to have occurred, and the village and police have decided to resume their search from 7 a.m. on the 10th.
Katsuko’s gentle personality
Katsuko Aio, 68, was helping a construction company run by her husband Hideki.
According to those who knew each other, Katsuko had a calm personality and was always supporting Hideki, who likes to work on new things.
He was also actively participating in community gatherings such as mini volleyball and athletic meets even though he was busy with his work.
The man, who says he has a family relationship, said, “I had an ideal home with Hideki, who had a calm and firm personality and a passionate personality. I hope they will find it as soon as possible.”
Yasutaka: Young people’s center in a village with a declining population
Yasutaka Aio, 39, was managing director of a construction company run by his father, Hideki.
He served as the president of the youth section of the district’s construction industry association, and played an active role as a center for young people in villages where the population is declining.
In addition, there was a lively side, such as introducing two people to each participant at the event in the district so that Vietnamese technical intern trainees who had just arrived in Japan could get used to it quickly.
On the night of the 6th of this month when the typhoon approached, my wife and children were evacuated to a relative’s house in The City of New Year’s Day and remained in the office of the company.
The man, who is said to be a family friend, said, “He was a good young man who would talk to everyone he met, and he was also passionate about the PTA activities of the schools that children attend. It’s very hard for people who are leaders in the community to be involved in disasters.”
Mr. Chang and Mr. Nguyen are enthusiastic about their work.
Chang Kong Long, 23, and Nguyen Hu Toang, 22, had just started working this spring as the village’s first technical intern trainee from Vietnam.
I usually lived in a dormitory built by my company, but I spent the night of the 6th of this month in the office of the company and was caught in a landslide.
He worked repairing roads, and on holidays, Hideki, the president of the company, took him to fishing and shopping in a nearby river.
A man who knows the two said, “We got together in the local mini volleyball, but I thought they were energetic and wonderful young people. I hope we can find it soon.”