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Toll In Japan Floods Reaches 140

July 07, 2018

A police officer looks into a car buried in mud during a search operation in the aftermath of heavy rains in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan.

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Police use sticks during a search operation at a mud-covered area in the aftermath of heavy rains in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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Damaged houses and a mud-covered road are seen in the aftermath of heavy rains in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan.

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Mud-covered cars sit in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan.

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Japan's Self Defense Force members search for missing people in the mud following days of heavy rain in Hiroshima city, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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Rescuers work at a mudslide area during a search operation in Kumano town, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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Firefighters with rescue dogs search for missing people after heavy rain hit southwestern Japan, in Kumano town, Hiroshima prefecture. Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup.

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A road is damaged after heavy rains hit Hiroshima, southwestern Japan. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan.

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Rescuers clear the debris of damaged houses and vehicles after a mudslide hit Hiroshima, southwestern Japan.

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Cars sit on a damaged road covered with mud after a mudslide caused by heavy rains hit Hiroshima, southwestern Japan.

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Mud waters cover streets after the Enoki River running through the town overflowed, in Fuchu, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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A man walks past debris from a heavy rain in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan. Rescuers combed through mud-covered hillsides and near riverbanks to look for dozens of people still missing after days of heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan.

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Rescuers remove the debris to clear an area hit by a mudslide caused by heavy rains in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan.

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Rescuers use a drone during a search operation for missing person in Hiroshima, southwestern Japan

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Houses are submerged by muddy water following heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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Rescuers conduct a search operation for missing persons in Kumano town, Hiroshima prefecture, western Japan. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area.

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Rescuers on boats head for search in the partly submerged area in water after heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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A helicopter flies over a flooded housing area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan.

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Houses are partly submerged in water, following heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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The compound of a junior high school is flooded after heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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A resident is rescued in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, following heavy rain.

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People waif to be rescued on the top of a house almost submerged in floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan. Torrents of rainfall and flooding continued to batter southwestern Japan.

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Residential buildings are partially submerged in floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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Roads are covered in mud waters after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Aki, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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Residents are evacuated to a safer place from floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members use a boat to evacuate a resident from a flooded area caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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Residential buildings are damaged by a landslide caused by heavy rains in Sakacho, Hiroshima prefecture, south western Japan.

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A rescue helicopter hovers over damaged buildings after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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Buildings are partially submerged by floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kure, south western Japan.

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A train remains derailed by a landslide caused by heave rains in Karatsu, Saga prefecture, southwestern Japan.

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