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All sections of Sanriku Railway Co.’s Rias Line in Iwate Prefecture resumed operations Friday, about five months after the regional train line was hit hard by a powerful typhoon.

Last October, Typhoon Hagibis caused damage — including a mudslide that flowed into a tunnel — at 93 locations on the Rias Line, which runs along the Pacific coast of the prefecture. About 70 percent of the line was temporarily out of service. Suspended sections were reopened in stages and the last such section, between Rikuchu-Yamada and Kamaishi stations, resumed operations Friday.

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