Death toll in Japan floods rise to 100

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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, Japan, July 8, 2018. Reuters

MIHARA (Reuters) – Rescuers in western Japan dug through mud and rubble yesterday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed floods and landslides that killed more than 100 people, with dozens missing. Million have been forced out of their homes to escape the raging floodwaters. Nearly 13,000 customers had no electricity, power companies said, while hundreds of thousands had no water. Industry operations have also been hit, with Mazda Motor Corp saying it was forced to close its head office in Hiroshima yesterday.

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