Japan Typhoon

By: associated press
By: associated press

TOKYO (AP) - At least nine people were killed Monday in western
Japan in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain as Typhoon
Etau slammed into the country.
The typhoon left eight people dead in Hyogo prefecture, police official Shigekazu Kamenobu said. He could not provide details but said many were caught in raging waters.
"At least one man was swept away in a river while he was in a car. His body was later found inside the vehicle," Kamenobu said.
A woman was found dead in her house that was destroyed by a landslide in neighboring Okayama prefecture, police official Wataru Yamamoto said.
Public broadcaster NHK reported that 10 people were missing in western Japan. Police were not able to confirm how many people were unaccounted for.
Japan's Meteorological Agency also warned of heavy precipitation and landslides in eastern Japan as Etau moves inland.

UPDATE...
TOKYO (AP) - Police officials say at least a dozen people are dead and 10 others reported missing after a typhoon slammed into
Japan.
Hundreds of homes were flooded when Typhoon Etau (EE'-tow) hit the country's west coast with heavy rain triggering floods and landslides. Television images showed residents clearing mud with
shovels.
Thousands of people were evacuated.
Japan's Meteorological Agency warned of heavy precipitation and landslides in eastern Japan as Etau heads north.


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