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FUKUOKA — Inundating rains set off massive flash flooding and landslides in Kagoshima Prefecture on July 10, killing at least 19 people, injuring 13, and leaving two missing, police said.

The 12:50 a.m. landslide, which took place along the Harihara River in Izumi, swept through a landslide-protection barrier and buried about 15 homes with their 39 residents inside beneath tons of rocks and mud. The two people listed as missing are Keiko Taniguchi, 12, and Maho Kojo, 4, both of Izumi.

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