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Mass flooding in Japan has lead to at least 50 deaths

Southern Japan has been hit with several days of heavy rain and flooding, which has resulted in the death of at least 50 people.

Dozens of people also remain missing in the floods.

Officials said 49 of the dead were from riverside towns in the Kumamoto prefecture, while one person was found dead in another prefecture of Fukuoka as the heavy rain spread across the southern area.

Rescue missions have been continuing, with soldiers, services and police aiding in the recovery process.

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