Typhoon Talas Triggers Fatal Landslide in Shizuoka

Society

Tokyo, Sept. 24 (Jiji Press)--Typhoon Talas caused heavy rains mainly in the central Japan prefecture of Shizuoka from Friday to early Saturday, triggering a fatal landslide there.

The 15th typhoon of the year also led to a suspension of Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train services between Friday night and around noon Saturday.

The typhoon turned into an extratropical storm around 9 a.m. (midnight Friday GMT) as it traveled northeast off the coast of Shizuoka.

In the Shizuoka city of Kakegawa, a 45-year-old man was confirmed dead after being rescued from a house destructed in a landslide, prefectural police and other sources said.

In Kawanehoncho, a Shizuoka town, a small truck fell into a hole that had opened on a road, leaving a person on the vehicle missing.

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