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Heavy rain and floods pound Japan

07-14-2010 16:34 BJT

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Heavy rain has fallen in parts of Japan, causing mudslides, flooding and damage to roads and buildings. Mud could be seen streaming down the mountainside outside Kokura City, in Fukuoka Prefecture.

The Prefecture issued an evacuation recommendation to more than 87-thousand people on Wednesday. In Ogi-shi, Saga Prefecture, a 40-meter section of road collapsed under the downpour. Further heavy rain is forecast in northern Kyushu, while landslide and flood warnings have been issued in western and eastern Japan.

Heavy rain has fallen in parts of Japan, causing mudslides, flooding and damage to roads and buildings. Mud could be seen streaming down the mountainside outside Kokura City, in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Heavy rain has fallen in parts of 
Japan, causing mudslides, flooding 
and damage to roads and buildings. 
Mud could be seen streaming down the 
mountainside outside Kokura City, 
in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source:

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