Fifteen dead in Japan after Typhoon Talas

TOKYO – This weekend after the passage of Typhoon Talas at least 15 people were killed and over 43 missing in southern and western Japan, according to a provisional report on the police.

Accompanied by torrential rain, typhoon caused flooding, landslides and mudslides that washed away homes, particularly in the prefectures of Nara and Wakayama (west).

The center of the typhoon, the 12th of the season, was first hit Shikoku (south) on Saturday, one of the four main islands of Japan and the western part of Honshu Island on the night from Saturday to Sunday. On Sunday according to Japan Meteorological Agency, the center of the typhoon away to the north-northeast and was above the Sea of ​​Japan, but heavy rains were still expected in western and central regions.

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