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Killer typhoon brings new misery to Japan


Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel remove debris off a road in Gojo, Nara Prefecture, central Japan, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Japan's worst storm in 28 years triggered by typhoon Talas left dozens of people dead in the country.

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Houses have been destroyed by the flood caused by the destroyed breakwater after a large typhoon and heavy rain hit western Japan, in Kihocho, Mie Prefecture, Japan, on 06 September 2011. The Nachikatsuura Town Mayor has announced that more than 500 houses in the town have been flooded. Across the country, 39 people have been found dead and 55 people are missing.

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Rescue workers search for missing people among the debris in Gojo, Nara Prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo on September 6, 2011.

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This photo taken on September 6, 2011 shows Japanese policemen searching for missing people in a house after flooding from Typhoon Talas hit the village of Tenkawa, Nara prefecture, in western Japan.

From msnbc.com news service:

TOKYORescuers and search parties scoured central Japan on Monday as the death toll from the worst typhoon to hit the country in seven years climbed to 34, adding more misery to a nation still reeling from its catastrophic tsunami six months ago.   Full story.