Rescuers in Japan search for survivors following deadly floods
08 July 2020 | 3:05 pm
Rescuers shovel dirt and excavators remove debris following floods and landslides that have claimed at least 52 lives in the southwest of Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says more troops will join in search and rescue operations.
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