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Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead

Evacuation orders issued to 460,000 people as deadly typhoon hammers Japan's western coast

Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
Rescue workers search for missing people amongst a destroyed house caused by floodwaters in Tanabe, Wakayama prefecture, in western Japan on September 4, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
Typhoon Talas cut across western Japan late on September 3, leaving at least 17 people dead and 43 missing after heavy rains and fierce winds (AFP/Getty Images)
Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
Rescue workers search for missing people amongst a destroyed house caused by floodwaters in Tanabe, Wakayama prefecture (AFP/Getty Images)
Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
People arrange sandbags in an effort to protect a residential area from floodwater caused by Typhoon Talas (Getty Images)
Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
According to a CNN report, the death toll from Typhoon Talas, which swept across western Japan, has risen to 29, local authorities said Monday (Getty Images)
Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
A port worker closes the flood gates as Typhoon Talas approaches on September 2, 2011 in Himeji, Japan (Getty Images)
Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
A woman holds her umbrella and walks through the strong winds from Typhoon Talas on September 3, 2011 in Himeji, Japan (Getty Images)
Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
Evacuation orders have been issued to 460,000 people as disaster struck western and central Japan( AFP PHOTO / Jiji Press (AFP/Getty Images)
Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
A man holds an umbrella as he walks past a rack with fallen bicycles on September 3, 2011 in Himeji, Japan (Getty Images)
Typhoon Talas wreaks havoc in Japan, leaving 22 dead
Another 56 people are missing, according to a tally of casualties compiled from various prefectural police, CNN reported. The typhoon unleashed record rainfall that triggered landslides and flooding (Getty Images)