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Tokyo (CNN) -- The death toll from Talas, which swept across western Japan, has risen to 29, local authorities said Monday.
Another 56 people are missing, according to a tally of casualties compiled from various prefectural police.
The storm unleashed record rainfall that triggered landslides and flooding.
The Japan Meteorological Agency briefly classified the storm as a typhoon before it made landfall. But the Joint Typhoon Warning Center recorded the storm making landfall in Japan as a tropi