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Severe weather claims 27 lives in Japan, more than 50 missing

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In the west of Japan have already been 27 deaths by landslides and flooding after heavy rainfall. More than fifty people are missing.

For 4,72 million people are evacuatiebevelen or warnings promulgated, reports the Japanese news agency Kyodo.

Approximately 48.000 soldiers, cops and firefighters have been mobilized to search for people who are stuck, injured or have died.

In the prefecture of Hiroshima have been ten deaths. The other fatal casualties in the prefectures of Osaka, Shiga, Hyogo, Okayama and Ehime.

The rainfall started Thursday. The Japanese meteorological service predicted seen record seizures of precipitation for Sunday and warned of flooding, landslides and lightning strikes.

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