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Japan floods death toll rises to 20

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SWOLLEN RIVER. This video screenshot provided by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism regional development bureau shows the Hikosan River after the water level increased due to heavy rain in Soeda town, Fukuoka prefecture, on July 5, 2017.

Thousands of people have also been evacuated to makeshift shelters, but many remain stranded

TOKYO, Japan (Jul. 10, 2017) — The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Japan’s south has risen to 20, local media reported Sunday, July 9, as rescue teams continued their search for survivors. Continue reading Japan floods death toll rises to 20

Rescuers race to reach Japan quake victims

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SAVED. Rescue workers save a person from a collapsed building in Kumamoto, Japan, on April 16, 2016. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP
At least 41 are confirmed dead, with 11 others still missing, feared buried in shattered houses or under torrents of mud

MINAMI-ASO, Japan (Apr. 17, 2016) – Rescuers used shovels to dig through mountains of soil Sunday, April 17, as they raced against the threat of more landslides to reach people still trapped by two big earthquakes in Japan.

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