Monday, September 5, 2011

Typhoon Talas leaves deaths and landslides in Japan

Typhoon Talas has triggered flooding and landslides across Japan leaving at least 17 people dead over the weekend with more than 40 still missing. In some areas a record 18 cm of rain fell in just 24 hours after the tropical storm hit the island of Shikoku in western Japan at around 01:00 GMT and was moving north at a slow pace, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

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