Heavy storm damage
NHK -- Sep 21
Torrential rain caused landslides and floods in Japan as a storm made its way up the Pacific coast.

Typhoon Malakas was downgraded to a low-pressure system on Tuesday evening.

But the heavy rain took its toll. A car was found submerged in an underpass in central Japan with a woman inside. She was unconscious, and later died at a hospital.

A 6-year-old boy in western Japan was washed away while trying to recover a ball from a raging river. His body was found on Wednesday some 10 kilometers downstream.

An angler was also swept away while attempting to cross a river in the mountains of central Japan.

Rescuers found his backpack 5 kilometers away.

A concrete bridge in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima was destroyed, and landslides can be seen along the river.

鹿児島県に上陸した台風16号は20日午後、和歌山県に再上陸し、東日本の太平洋沿岸を東寄りに進んだ。九州では、台風16号の影響で、南部を中心に住宅が倒れるといった被害が相次いだ。鹿児島、宮崎両県では一時、約24万6千世帯が停電。鹿児島県垂水市では、磯脇川に架かる国道220号のコンクリート製の橋が流され、宮崎県延岡市では北川沿いの広い範囲が冠水した。

News sources: NHK, Kyodo
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