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Japan: death toll from record rain increases as PM warns of 'race against time'

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At least 76 people have reportedly been killed, with 92 missing and the number of fatalities expected to rise

More than 70 people have died and dozens are missing as torrential rain hammered parts of Japan for a third day on Sunday, with the prime minister, Shinzo Abe warning that rescue workers faced a “race against time”.

Continued rainfall prompted disaster warnings on the south-western main islands of Kyushu and Shikoku, as local media reported the death toll had risen overnight to 76, with 92 people missing.

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