Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; 2 dead

 

 

 

(Updated 11:37 a.m., July 6, 2017) TOKYO—Troops were working Thursday to rescue families left stranded by flooding in southern Japan triggered by heavy rains. A 93-year-old man and another one were found dead and several people were unaccounted for in flooding that wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces.

 

At least four people were unaccounted for and three were injured as of early Thursday, according to authorities in Fukuoka, on the southern island of Kyushu.

 

The national broadcaster NHK reported one man had died in neighboring Oita prefecture, but details were not immediately available.

 

The other man, a 93-year-o…

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