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A road, left, is buried in a landslide in Yame, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, Sunday, July 15, 2012. Heavy rain triggered flash floods and mudslides in southern Japan this week, killing over two dozens of people. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN JAPAN, CHINA, HONG KONG, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

Flash floods devastate Japan

Most of the quarter-million people who fled massive flooding in

southwest Japan were able to return home by July 16 but the danger had

not fully passed from record rains that have killed at least 28 people.