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31 killed, 27,000 homeless after Japanese typhoon

Floods unleashed by Typhoon Thad inundated central and northern Japan, killing 31 people and leaving more than 27,000 homeless, authorities said. Twelve people were also missing in the wake of the nation's strongest storm in 16 years.

Rains flooded 417,400 acres of farmland and floods swept through a city north of Tokyo, paralyzing rail service in the area.

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