Japan storm leaves deaths in its wake

At least 17 people reported dead and 40 others are missing after Typhoon Talas hits the country's west.

    Typhoon Talas has triggered flooding and landslides across Japan, leaving at least 17 people dead over the weekend and more than 40 still missing.

    In some areas a record 18cm of rain fell in just 24 hours after the tropical storm hit the island of Shikoku in western Japan and was moving north at a slow pace, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

    The weather bureau expects the storm to finish passing through Japan later on Sunday and continue heading north into the Sea of Japan.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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