Tropical Storm Talas Wreaks Havoc in Japan (AFTERMATH PHOTOS)

  on September 05 2011 3:13 AM

The strong tropical storm, Typhoon Talas, wrecked houses, caused landslides, heavy rains and floods as it made landfall in western Japan on Saturday.

Japan's death toll from tropical depression, Talas, earlier downgraded from a tropical storm, has risen to 25 with 52 missing, the government said on Monday, Reuters reports.

In the Wakayama Prefecture alone, eight people were dead and 32 remained missing as of Sunday, the Prefectural police told Kyodo news.

The torrential rain triggered by Talas caused mudslides and busted river banks, flooding homes and disrupting traffic.

A few pictures of the aftermath show the destruction caused by Talas:

Typhoon Talas Pounds Japan with Rain, Flood, Landslide and Damages

An aerial view shows houses submerged in flood water caused by the strong tropical storm Talas in Kiho town, Mie prefecture, in western Japan September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Typhoon Talas Pounds Japan with Rain, Flood, Landslide and Damages

Earlier this month, Japan has been devastated by Typhoon Talas causing 100 casualties. Another typhoon, Roke, has struck the major areas in Central and Western Japan REUTERS/Kyodo

Typhoon Talas Pounds Japan with Rain, Flood, Landslide and Damages

An aerial view of rescue workers searching for missing people among the debris of houses destroyed in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo, September 5, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Typhoon Talas Pounds Japan with Rain, Flood, Landslide and Damages

A collapsed slope caused by Tropical storm Talas is seen in Gojo, Nara Prefecture, in this aerial view photo taken by Kyodo on September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Typhoon Talas Pounds Japan with Rain, Flood, Landslide and Damages

A person is being rescued after a flood isolated the resident's home caused by a strong tropical storm Talas in Nachikatsuura town, Wakayama prefecture, in western Japan September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Typhoon Talas Pounds Japan with Rain, Flood, Landslide and Damages

An aerial view shows firefighters searching among collapsed houses following a landslide caused by strong tropical storm Talas in Tanabe, Wakayama prefecture, in western Japan September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

Typhoon Talas Pounds Japan with Rain, Flood, Landslide and Damages

Firefighters search among collapsed houses following a landslide caused by the strong tropical storm Talas in Tanabe, Wakayama prefecture, in western Japan September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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