Japan, Weather

20 dead, 50 missing as Typhoon Talas strikes Japan

20 people are confirmed to have died and at least 50 are missing after Typhoon Talas struck the west coast of Japan on Sunday.

Heavy rains triggered massive landslides as the typhoon moved slowly north. 460,000 people were evacuated from their homes, but many were left stranded as flash-flooding limited efforts to get everyone to safety.

Nijojo Castle, a popular tourist attraction near Kyoto, is reported to have sustained damage. It’s estimated that Typhoon Talas is the worst storm to hit Japan for more than a decade.

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