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Japanese rescuers continue search as more rain is forecast

Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 00:56

Japanese rescue crews take advantage of a break in the weather to clean up and search for survivors of torrential rain, floods and landslides, as the death toll from several days of freak weather rises. Samantha Vadas reports.

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A major cleanup in Southwestern Japan on Sunday (July 9) as the search for survivors, from days of freak weather, continues. Torrential rain, floods and landslides have left tens of thousands displaced. The death toll on Saturday (July 8) rising to sixteen. As the weekend brought calmer weather though, residents and relief teams took the opportunity to remove broken water-logged trees and dig through mud-filled homes and businesses. It's easy to see why people here in Asakura city say it's tough. But while many take advantage of a break in the weather, authorities have warned there are more downpours on the way, bringing little relief to locals, some of whom have seen more rain in a matter of hours than they usually get in the whole month of July.

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Japanese rescuers continue search as more rain is forecast

Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 00:56