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Recovery efforts continued Saturday in Japan’s southwestern Kyushu region, which has been battered by torrential rain over the last week that caused deadly flooding and landslides, leaving at least 16 people still missing.

The disaster has left 63 people dead in the region, and more rain is expected across a wide swath of the area. Assistance from volunteers has been hampered by the spread of the novel coronavirus, with many municipalities deciding to welcome help only from residents of their own prefectures.

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