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Rains have been pouring in six districts of the Indian Ocean island nation since Thursday night, and many paddy fields and roads have been inundated, blocking traffic.
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Two people died in floods and one in a mudslide, said Pradeep Kodippili of the government's Disaster Management Center. Another two are missing in floods.
Figures released by the government showed more than 5,000 people have moved to temporary shelters and nearly 500 houses have been damaged.
Rescue helicopters and boats plucked more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. Up to 10,000 defense troops, the coast guard and fire brigades are taking part in the operation.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Parliament that 35 communities in northern New South Wales had been isolated and emergency services had conducted more than 700 flood rescues.
The southern state of Kerala, a tourist haven known for its beaches, hill resorts and backwaters, has been the worst hit region for the second consecutive year, forcing the closure of the Kochi international airport for three days last week.
By Monday morning, rescue workers found the body of the woman and recovered the bodies of four of the people washed away by the flood, the local governor's office said. A search was underway for one person who remains missing.
The death toll from floods and landslides in India rose to 85 on Wednesday, officials said, while Nepal also reported 43 fatalities and 43 missing.
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