Typhoon Talas Slams Southern Central Japan

By: AP
By: AP

TOKYO (AP) -- Powerful Typhoon Talas is leaving a trail of heavy rainfall and mudslides in some areas of Japan. Local reports say at least six people have died and 20 others are missing.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the center of the typhoon,
the 12th of the season, was moving north across the Sea of Japan on
Sunday at a speed slower than 12 miles an hour.

It traversed the southern Japanese island of Shikoku and the
central part of the main island of Honshu overnight.

Because of the storm's slow speed, the agency warned that heavy
rains and strong winds are likely to continue and could lead to
flooding and landslides.

Kyodo News agency said evacuation orders and advisories have
been issued to 460,000 people in western and central Japan.

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