At Least 25 Dead, 55 Missing in Japan Typhoon

At least 25 people in Japan were left dead when Typhoon Talas' heavy rains swept away homes on Sunday. At least 50 more were missing, The Japan Times reports. Vilages near the center of the nation's main island of Honshu, particularly those in Wakayama prefecture, were hardest hit as the storm made landfall and then crossed the island from the west. In nearby Nara prefecture, several homes were swept down a swollen river. Thousands in the area are still without power. Because of the storm's slow pace, it could continue to cause flooding and mudslides throughout the day, destroying homes and swamping streets in a country still reeling from last March's tsunami and earthquake.

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