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Typhoon lashes western Japan


Published on Sep 5, 2011

Typhoon Talas added to Japanese woes this weekend when it struck the western coast of Japan. Latest press reports say 20 people are confi rmed dead, with 50 more missing as heavy rains caused fl ooding and lethal mudslides. Meteorological teams monitored the progress of the storm which moved across the Sea of Japan, devastating the Japanese island of Shikoku before moving northwards up the west coast of Honshu through Sunday. Evacuation orders and advisories were issued to 460,000 people in western and central Japan, Kyodo News agency reported.

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