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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

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, at least 15 missing

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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. Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism / AFP

Meteorologists warn of worse to come and soldiers and rescuers scramble to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people out of the path of landslides and the swirling torrents of muddy water

TOKYO, Japan (Jul. 6, 2017) — At least 15 people are missing after huge floods swept away houses in southern Japan, tearing up roads as roiling waters surged through villages, authorities said, after unprecedented rainfall. Continue reading Huge floods sweep southern Japan, at least 15 missing