Floods in Japan kill 6; search for 20 missing slowed by mud

TOKYO— Rescue workers have found four more bodies in southern Japan, bringing the death toll from heavy rain to six with about 20 more missing.

 

Troops and rescuers gained access Friday to some of the villages that were cut off by torrential rain and rescued more than a dozen stranded residents, officials said.

 

Heavy rain warnings are still in place for parts of the southern island of Kyushu after Typhoon Nanmadol (known in the Philippines as Emong) swept across Japan earlier this week, dumping rain that has wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces.

 

Amid search and rescue, Japan’s royal family decided to postpone Saturday’s formal announcement of…

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