• Kyodo


The death toll from last week’s powerful Typhoon Tokage rose to 80 Saturday, with 12 people still missing.

Officials said the body of a 77-year-old man in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, who had been missing since Wednesday was found Saturday morning. A 75-year-old man from Ibara, Okayama Prefecture, was found dead in the Takaya River in Hiroshima Prefecture. In Chiba Prefecture, authorities found the body of a 48-year-old man.

A 57-year-old woman in Izushi, Hyogo Prefecture, who hadn’t been seen since Thursday was added to the missing.

Meanwhile, the Japan Agricultural Cooperatives said the typhoon damaged at least 200 million yen worth of farm products in Kyoto.

Three days after the typhoon, train services were still suspended between Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, and Hamasaka, Hyogo Prefecture. Sections of expressways were closed between Kyoto Prefecture and Fukui Prefecture.

In Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture, where there was heavy flooding, evacuation advisories were partially lifted Saturday. Students from Maiko High School in Hyogo Prefecture, which set up a disaster prevention course after the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995, went in Toyooka to work as volunteers.

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