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Monday, August 30, 2004

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Japan Today Japan News - Japan's Leading International News Network: "Typhoon Chaba hits Kyushu, leaving 5 dead, 4 missing, 54 hurt
Monday, August 30, 2004 at 19:53 JST
TOKYO - Powerful Typhoon Chaba hit southwestern Japan on Monday, leaving five people dead, 54 injured, and four freighter crew members missing since Sunday, and paralyzing transportation systems in the region.
The season's 16th typhoon passed through the Kyushu region and hit the Chugoku region in the evening as it gradually picked up speed, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, warning of strong winds, heavy rain, high waves and landslides.
More than 30,000 residents have been evacuated to designated shelters in the Kyushu, Chugoku, Shikoku and other affected regions."

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