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Deadly landslides and flooding in Japan after torrential rains

At least 81 people have been killed with countless others still missing and stranded.

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Houses are partly submerged in water following heavy rain in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, on July 8, 2018. 

The death toll from heavy rainfall and landslides rose to 81 people, with dozens still missing. Authorities issued evacuation orders to more than 2 million people in nine prefectures in western and southwestern Japan.

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People wait to be rescued on the top of a house in floodwaters caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, on July 7.

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An aerial view shows a local resident being rescued from a submerged house by rescue workers using helicopter at a flooded area in Kurashiki, southern Japan, on July 7.

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Residents are rescued by boat in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan, on July 7.

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Flooding from heavy rains damage the Asakita district in Hiroshima, western Japan, on July 7.

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A JR railway train is derailed due to heavy rain in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on July 7.

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Rescuers on boats search in the partly submerged area in Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, southwestern Japan, on July 8.

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Rescue workers search for missing people in Hiroshima, Japan, on July 8.

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Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force removes rocks from a street in Hiroshima, western Japan, on July 8.

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Hiroshima fire department rescue workers search for missing people at a landslide-devastated residential area in Hiroshima, western Japan, on July 8.

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Debris fills a small village following heavy rains on July 8, in Kuchita-Minami, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Japan.

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A car stands on its front following heavy flooding in Kurashiki, near Okayama, on July 8.

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Residents rescue dogs from a flooded area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, on July 8.

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Soldiers carry an elderly woman to a vehicle to be evacuated after rescuing her following heavy flooding, on July 8, in Kurashiki near Okayama, Japan.

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Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force personnel rescue inpatients, hospital staff and residents evacuating to Mabi Memorial Hospital in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture in western Japan, on July 8.

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Residents clean up their home damaged by flooding in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, on July 8.

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A local resident walks in front of submerged and destroyed houses in a flooded area in Mabi town in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, on July 8.

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