Dozens dead, missing in Japan as heavy rain causes floods, mudslides

Tokyo (AFP) - About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead -- including 14 at a nursing home -- after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides, authorities said Sunday. Rescuers were searching for 14 people missing after floods hit the Kumamoto region on the southwestern island of Kyushu, destroying houses, sweeping away vehicles and causing bridges to collapse.The regional government confirmed 18 people had died, while another 16 were in a state of "cardio-respiratory arrest" -- a term often used in Japan before a doctor officially certifies death.Fourteen of the...


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