Typhoon kills 19 in Japan

At least 19 people have been killed and more than 50 are missing after powerful Typhoon ripped through western Japan.

The storm brought heavy rain and winds of up to 108 kilometre or 68 miles per hour after making landfall on the Shikoku island on Saturday.

Some of the worst hit areas appeared to be in the western prefectures of Nara and Wakayama.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the storm has now moved over Japan and into the Sea of Japan.

However, it warned that heavy rains and strong winds would continue, raising the threat of floods and landslides.

Some 460,000 people in parts of western and central Japan were issued with evacuation orders and advisories.


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