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Almost 100 confirmed dead as Japan suffers floods, landslides

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DEATHS in Western Japan reached at least 88 on Sunday after record rainfall pounded the country last week.

Some 5.9 million people have been warned to evacuate across 19 prefectures, with authorities stating 30,000 were staying at evacuation centres as of Sunday afternoon, reported Japanese news agency Kyodo.

As floods and landslides hinder rescue operations, more than 50 others are missing. Many people are believed to be stranded in their homes, with casualties expected to continue rising in affected areas, reported the Japan Times.

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“We cannot take baths, the toilet doesn’t work and our food stockpile is running low,” said Yumeko Matsui, whose home in the city of Mihara has been........

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