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‘Time running out’: Japan keeps searching for flooding survivors

At least 50 deaths confirmed but officials expect the toll to rise as new heavy rain warnings are issued.

Japan’s government says it is doubling rescue operations as floods and landslides continue to ravage its southwest island of Kyushu.

At least 50 people have died, and more than a dozen are missing since heavy rain began on Saturday.

About half a million people have been advised to evacuate their homes.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports.