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Torrential rain leaves train passengers stranded in Japan



Torrential rain leaves train passengers stranded in Japan

Heavy rains triggered by Tropical Storm Mawar and a seasonal rain front persisted in a large region of Japan on Saturday morning, causing officials to issue damage warnings and stranding many people as train services were stopped.

Despite the fact that Mawar has decreased from super typhoon classification, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has warned of landslides, swelling rivers, and floods in eastern Japan, while also warning of landslides in western Japan.

As a result of the storm, one person has perished. Approximately 7,000 families in the eastern and western areas remained without electricity on Saturday, although restoration work was underway, according to the industry ministry.

Shinkansen bullet trains, suspended from Tokyo to Nagoya in central Japan since Friday, resumed operation around noon (0300 GMT) on Saturday, Kyodo news agency reported.

The weather was expected to improve in most of Japan later on Saturday, public broadcaster NHK said.

The rainy season front has become more active due to the inflow of large amounts of humid air from Mawar, which wreaked havoc on Guam earlier this week, Kyodo quoted the JMA as saying.


From Friday through Saturday morning, heavy localised rain fell in many parts of Japan, marking the heaviest rainfall on record for June in some areas, Kyodo said.

A man found in a car flooded by heavy rain in Toyohashi, central Japan, was taken to the hospital, where he was later confirmed dead, Kyodo said.

Parts of Japan were slammed by torrential rain on Friday as Mawar neared, with authorities advising more than a million people to evacuate, many flights and other transports cancelled, and power outages in thousands of homes.

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