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Torrential rains lash Japan, three feared dead after landslide

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TAKEO, Japan (Reuters) – Torrential rains lashed much of Japan on Sunday, submerging roads and buildings in the western part of the country, while three people were feared dead after a landslide in central Nagano prefecture. Large parts of Japan, particularly the southernmost main island of Kyushu, have seen record levels of rainfall, causing rivers to overflow and triggering landslides. As of Sunday morning the rain had stopped in much of Kyushu, even as Tokyo and other parts of the country were pounded by the downpour. In Takeo, a city in Saga prefecture in Kyushu, entire roads were submerge…

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