Japan: Several feared dead as torrential rains wreak havoc
07 July 2020 | 4:21 pm
Heavy rainfall on one of Japan's main islands, Kyushu, has triggered severe flooding and landslides. More than a dozen people are presumed dead and tens of thousands have been urged to leave their homes.
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