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Local authorities in Kyushu began construction of temporary homes on Wednesday for those displaced by massive downpours earlier in the month that left at least 34 dead and seven missing.

The Fukuoka prefectural government plans to build a total of 57 units in the city of Asakura and the village of Toho, two areas hit hardest by the disaster, in about a month so that residents can start moving in by mid-August.

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