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Talas, the region’s 12th typhoon of the year, has left 34 people dead and 56 missing, making it the deadliest storm to hit Japan in about seven years, a Kyodo News tally indicates.
Police, firefighters and the Self-Defense Forces resumed their search for the missing Monday in Nara and Wakayama prefectures, finding the body of Danzo Mori, 82, who was reported missing in the Nara village of Totsukawa.
The toll from Talas, which was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday afternoon, could grow because flooded rivers, damaged roads and mudslides are hampering relief work over a wide area, including the Kii Peninsula, rescuers said.
The typhoon damage is the worst since Tokage left 98 people dead or missing in October 2004. Continue reading Typhoon toll reaches 34 dead, 56 missing