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Two dead after torrential rain in Japan

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Torrential rain has caused floods and mudslides in parts of northern Japan on Friday. Two people have been killed in Iwate Prefecture while in neighbouring Akita Prefecture five more are missing after eight houses were destroyed by a mudflow.

The Japan Meteorological Agency told residents in the region to “take immediate action” to protect their lives after nearly double the monthly average of rain fell in a matter of hours.

Train services have also been suspended.

The unusually heavy rain caused by warm and humid air has also hit Aomori Prefecture and the southern tip of Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest island.

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