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Deadly torrential rains pound Japan

Residents are rescued from a flooded area by Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers in Kurashiki. More than 1.6 million residents have been evacuated from their homes as torrential rains pound central and western Japan.

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Residents are rescued from a flooded area by Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers in Kurashiki. More than 1.6 million residents have been evacuated from their homes as torrential rains pound central and western Japan. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Residents are rescued from a flooded area by Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers in Kurashiki. More than 1.6 million residents have been evacuated from their homes as torrential rains pound central and western Japan. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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An aerial view shows local residents seen on the roof of submerged house at a flooded area as they wait for a rescue in Kurashiki.


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An aerial view shows local residents seen on the roof of submerged house at a flooded area as they wait for a rescue in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows local residents seen on the roof of submerged house at a flooded area as they wait for a rescue in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Derailed train caused by a landslide following heavy rain is seen in Karastu. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Derailed train caused by a landslide following heavy rain is seen in Karastu. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Derailed train caused by a landslide following heavy rain is seen in Karastu. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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An aerial view shows a local resident being rescued from a submerged house by rescue workers using helicopter at a flooded area in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows a local resident being rescued from a submerged house by rescue workers using helicopter at a flooded area in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows a local resident being rescued from a submerged house by rescue workers using helicopter at a flooded area in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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An aerial view shows submerged houses and facilities at a flooded area in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows submerged houses and facilities at a flooded area in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows submerged houses and facilities at a flooded area in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Residents are rescued from a flooded area by Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers in Kurashiki. 

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Residents are rescued from a flooded area by Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Residents are rescued from a flooded area by Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Rescue workers are seen next to houses damaged by a landslide following heavy rain in Hiroshima.  Kyodo/via REUTERS

Rescue workers are seen next to houses damaged by a landslide following heavy rain in Hiroshima. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Rescue workers are seen next to houses damaged by a landslide following heavy rain in Hiroshima. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Residents are rescued from a flooded area by Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Residents are rescued from a flooded area by Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Residents are rescued from a flooded area by Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Rescue workers are seen next to houses damaged by a landslide following heavy rain in Kitakyushu. 

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Rescue workers are seen next to houses damaged by a landslide following heavy rain in Kitakyushu. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Rescue workers are seen next to houses damaged by a landslide following heavy rain in Kitakyushu. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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A local resident is rescued from a flooded area in Kurashiki. 
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A local resident is rescued from a flooded area in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS

A local resident is rescued from a flooded area in Kurashiki. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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