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Typhoon Kills 20 in Japan

A rare Japanese typhoon killed 20 people over the weekend as it passed through the Shikoku and Kinki regions. Fifty-five people are still missing in Typhoon Talas, and about 100 people are estimated to have been injured. Officials ordered evacuations to 460,000 people in western and central Japan over fears of flooding. The danger is not over yet: Japan’s Meteorological Agency warned that the storm may still drop heavy rains over parts of the country, causing mudslides and flooding.

September 4, 2011 7:36 PM