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Deadly floods in Japan

Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents stand in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents stand in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents stand in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident searches for his missing family members through the debris of houses at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident searches for his missing family members through the debris of houses at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident searches for his missing family members through the debris of houses at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident tries to clear debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear debris at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A horse stranded on a rooftop after torrential rain, is pictured in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. @Peace Winds Japan/Handout via REUTERS

A horse stranded on a rooftop after torrential rain, is pictured in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. @Peace Winds Japan/Handout via REUTERS

A horse stranded on a rooftop after torrential rain, is pictured in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. @Peace Winds Japan/Handout via REUTERS
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Evacuee Miyo Takeuchi, 7, eats a meal with her family at Okada elementary school, which is acting as an evacuation center, in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Evacuee Miyo Takeuchi, 7, eats a meal with her family at Okada elementary school, which is acting as an evacuation center, in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Evacuee Miyo Takeuchi, 7, eats a meal with her family at Okada elementary school, which is acting as an evacuation center, in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Rescue workers and Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers and Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers and Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident tries to clear mud and debris from his home at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear mud and debris from his home at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident tries to clear mud and debris from his home at a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A destroyed Mazda brand car is seen at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A destroyed Mazda brand car is seen at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A destroyed Mazda brand car is seen at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Rescue workers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Rescue workers and Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers and Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers and Japan Self-Defense Forces soldiers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A rescue worker conducts rescue and searches operation at a landslide site caused by a heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A rescue worker conducts rescue and searches operation at a landslide site caused by a heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A rescue worker conducts rescue and searches operation at a landslide site caused by a heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Rescue workers conduct rescue and search operation next to a destroyed electric power pole at a landslide site caused by a heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers conduct rescue and search operation next to a destroyed electric power pole at a landslide site caused by a heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers conduct rescue and search operation next to a destroyed electric power pole at a landslide site caused by a heavy rain in Kumano Town, Hiroshima Prefecture, July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Police officers check submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Police officers check submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Police officers check submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A submerged car is seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A submerged car is seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A submerged car is seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A police officer checks a submerged and destroyed house in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A police officer checks a submerged and destroyed house in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A police officer checks a submerged and destroyed house in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A destroyed car is seem in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A destroyed car is seem in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A destroyed car is seem in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident walks in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident walks in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks in a flood affected area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident walks in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A man makes his way in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man makes his way in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A man makes his way in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Women make their way through a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Women make their way through a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Women make their way through a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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An elderly woman walks next to submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An elderly woman walks next to submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An elderly woman walks next to submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A woman sweeps her face as she makes her way in a flooded area at Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A woman sweeps her face as she makes her way in a flooded area at Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A woman sweeps her face as she makes her way in a flooded area at Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A submerged Toyota Motor's car is seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A submerged Toyota Motor's car is seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A submerged Toyota Motor's car is seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents clean their belongings in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents clean their belongings in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents clean their belongings in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents walk next to a damaged car in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk next to a damaged car in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk next to a damaged car in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Workers walk atop of a destroyed house roof in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Workers walk atop of a destroyed house roof in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Workers walk atop of a destroyed house roof in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Submerged and destroyed houses and cars are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses and cars are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged and destroyed houses and cars are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident carries waters near submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident carries waters near submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident carries waters near submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers rescue people from a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers rescue people from a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers rescue people from a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident walks near submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks near submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks near submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident walks on submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks on submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks on submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 9, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Rescue workers rest at Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers rest at Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Rescue workers rest at Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Submerged houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Submerged houses are seen in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A local resident walks in front of submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks in front of submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A local resident walks in front of submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Local residents walk between submerged houses in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk between submerged houses in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Local residents walk between submerged houses in a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, July 8, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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