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Houses are seen from the air in the flood-ravaged city of Hitoyoshi in Kumamoto Prefecture on July 5.   © Kyodo
Natural disasters

In pictures: Torrential rains devastate southwestern Japan

Dozens die on the island of Kyushu in heavy flooding as river overflows

YUKI KOHARA, Nikkei Asian Review photo editor | Japan

TOKYO -- Record-breaking torrential rains in southwestern Japan since the weekend have spawned widespread flooding and caused dozens of deaths on the island of Kyushu.

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