Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Saturday shows a residential area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, where homes are submerged following torrential rains that hit a wide area of western Japan. Photo: Kyodo

‘Race against time’ to rescue Japan flood victims as death toll hits 76

The assessment of casualties has been difficult because of the widespread area affected by the rainfall, flooding and landslides

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Photo taken from a Kyodo News helicopter on Saturday shows a residential area of Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, where homes are submerged following torrential rains that hit a wide area of western Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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