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Nearly 70 percent of underground railway tracks in Tokyo could be flooded if a riverbank burst following catastrophic rains, a government panel said Friday.

The worst-case scenario based on a once-every-200-years flood, was raised in a report by the government’s Central Disaster Prevention Council, which is also working on guidelines for a passenger evacuation manual before March 2010, it said.

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