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Storm hammers Japan with rain, man dies driving into pond

TOKYO — Tropical Despair Talas unleashed fierce rainfall Saturday in components of Japan, setting off landslides, halting trains and killing a person after he crashed his automobile right into a pond.

Police stated the person who drove right into a pond in central Japan’s Shizuoka prefecture was rushed to a hospital however died.

In one other a part of Shizuoka, a highway collapsed from the heavy rainfall, and rescue efforts had been underway, they stated. Japanese media reviews stated one man managed to crawl out of a truck that obtained caught however one other man was lacking.

Individually, three individuals had been injured in a mudslide in Shizuoka, in response to a prefectural police spokesperson.

Rivers swelled in Shizuoka’s Hamamatsu metropolis, the place video shared on social media confirmed vehicles wading by means of watery streets. Information footage confirmed an underground passage for pedestrians at a practice station flooded with muddy water. As a result of trains stopped briefly, about 1,000 individuals had been stranded at an area in Shizuoka the place a live performance was held Friday evening.

The storm is the most recent to batter Japan after typhoons have triggered a number of deaths and injury in latest weeks.

Talas was headed towards Tokyo and hammering a large space across the capital with heavy showers. Landslide warnings had been issued alongside the storm’s path.

Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter at



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