- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

TOKYO (AP) - NHK says nine bodies have been found at a nursing home flooded by heavy rain left by powerful storm in northern Japan.

The Japanese national broadcaster said the bodies were found Wednesday morning in Iwaizumi town, where police were investigating the flooding at another facility.

The storm made a landfall Tuesday night in the region, triggering mudslides, damaging buildings, roads and bridges, while paralyzing traffic and causing blackouts.

The northern region was still recovering from the damage caused by the 2011 tsunami and earthquakes.


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