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Torrential rain turns Japanese streets to rivers

A damaged building is covered in debris at a stone quarry after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9, 2020. About 60 people have died or were feared dead from floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains that have pounded the southwestern island of Kyushu since Saturday.    REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A damaged building is covered in debris at a stone quarry after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9, 2020. About 60 people have died or were feared dead from floods and landslides...more

A damaged building is covered in debris at a stone quarry after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9, 2020. About 60 people have died or were feared dead from floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains that have pounded the southwestern island of Kyushu since Saturday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Police officers stand behind an overturned vehicle after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers stand behind an overturned vehicle after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers stand behind an overturned vehicle after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man walks past debris in a damaged village after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man walks past debris in a damaged village after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man walks past debris in a damaged village after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man looks at a destroyed stone quarry where he works after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man looks at a destroyed stone quarry where he works after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man looks at a destroyed stone quarry where he works after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Police officers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by torrential rain in Tsunagi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by torrential rain in Tsunagi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Police officers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by torrential rain in Tsunagi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A barber shop is filled with mud after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A barber shop is filled with mud after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A barber shop is filled with mud after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A woman cleans out mud from her house after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman cleans out mud from her house after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman cleans out mud from her house after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A boy cleans out mud from his house after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A boy cleans out mud from his house after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A boy cleans out mud from his house after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man searches for his belongings in a damaged stone quarry where he works after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man searches for his belongings in a damaged stone quarry where he works after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man searches for his belongings in a damaged stone quarry where he works after floods caused by torrential rain swept through Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 9. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A view shows damages after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. 

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A view shows damages after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A view shows damages after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man looks for his belongings at his damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man looks for his belongings at his damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man looks for his belongings at his damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man tries to open the door of a damaged car lifted by floodwaters caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man tries to open the door of a damaged car lifted by floodwaters caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man tries to open the door of a damaged car lifted by floodwaters caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man carries his belongings from his damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man carries his belongings from his damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man carries his belongings from his damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man pushes a damaged motorbike after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man pushes a damaged motorbike after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man pushes a damaged motorbike after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A worker clears debris from a damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A worker clears debris from a damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A worker clears debris from a damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Workers check a damaged road after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Workers check a damaged road after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Workers check a damaged road after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man walks next to a bus seen off the ground after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man walks next to a bus seen off the ground after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man walks next to a bus seen off the ground after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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People clean up a damaged building after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People clean up a damaged building after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People clean up a damaged building after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A toy soldier figure is seen amid debris at a damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A toy soldier figure is seen amid debris at a damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A toy soldier figure is seen amid debris at a damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A view shows damages after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A view shows damages after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A view shows damages after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A broken bridge is seen in the back, as an overturned vehicle and a partially submerged bus are pictured in floodwaters caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  

A broken bridge is seen in the back, as an overturned vehicle and a partially submerged bus are pictured in floodwaters caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  

A broken bridge is seen in the back, as an overturned vehicle and a partially submerged bus are pictured in floodwaters caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  
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A view shows a damaged road after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A view shows a damaged road after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A view shows a damaged road after floods caused by torrential rain, in Kumamura, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Workers clear up debris and mud in front of a hotel after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Workers clear up debris and mud in front of a hotel after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Workers clear up debris and mud in front of a hotel after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Debris is cleared from a house as an overturned car is seen after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8.  
 REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Debris is cleared from a house as an overturned car is seen after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Debris is cleared from a house as an overturned car is seen after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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An excavator clears up debris next to a damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  

An excavator clears up debris next to a damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  

An excavator clears up debris next to a damaged house after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  
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Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) personnel check on damaged sites after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) personnel check on damaged sites after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) personnel check on damaged sites after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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People clear debris from damaged shops after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People clear debris from damaged shops after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People clear debris from damaged shops after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man opens the door of a damaged car seen tilted after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  

A man opens the door of a damaged car seen tilted after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  

A man opens the door of a damaged car seen tilted after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi town, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon  
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People clean up as they clear debris after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People clean up as they clear debris after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

People clean up as they clear debris after floods caused by torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 8. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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