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Last Updated: Sunday, 23 July 2006, 06:19 GMT 07:19 UK
Deadly floods hit southern Japan
Mudslide in Nagano, Japan, 20 July
Mudslides have hit many parts of Japan in recent days
At least three people have died in Japan in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain on the southern island of Kyushu.

The worst affected region was Kagoshima prefecture, on the southern tip of the island, which has been battered by rain in recent days.

Flooding across Japan has killed at least 21 people in the past week.

More rain is expected in Kyushu in the next 24 hours. Tens of thousands have been advised to leave their homes.

The Japanese military has been called in to help with rescue operations.

Heavy rains and landslides have killed dozens of people across northeast Asia since mid-July.




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