Death Toll from Heavy Rains Climbs to 10 in Japan

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Tokyo, Oct. 26 (Jiji Press)--Six people were confirmed dead on Saturday in Chiba and Fukushima prefectures after a low-pressure system and Typhoon Bualoi brought torrential rains in eastern and northeastern Japan the previous day, bringing the death toll in the prefectures to 10.

One person remained unaccounted for in Fukushima.

The Japan Meteorological Agency called for continued vigilance against flooding and landslides in affected areas in Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures in eastern Japan, as well as Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures in northeastern Japan, as water levels remained high and flooding continued in some rivers and the ground became soft in some areas.

According to sources including the Chiba prefectural government, a woman in her 40s found at a house collapsed due to a landslide in the city of Chiba and a woman in her 50s found at a house hit by a landslide in Ichihara in Chiba were confirmed dead.

Also in Chiba Prefecture, a man in his 60s found at a riverbank in Mohara, men in his 90s found in a vehicle in the town of Chonan and a man in his 50s found in a similar situation in the town of Nagara were also confirmed dead, the sources said.

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