Rains ease in southern Japan but landslide risks persist

An aerial view shows rescue workers searching for a missing resident at a collapsed house due to a landslide caused by heavy rain in Soo, Kagoshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, July 4, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) – Heavy rains eased in southern Japan by Thursday, but authorities maintained evacuation orders for more than a million people, warning against a risk of more landslides, which have killed two people. Since Friday, some areas of the southernmost main island of Kyushu have received as much as 1,000 mm (39.4 inches) of […]

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