Tokyo, Japan has been hit by its strongest
typhoon in 25 years, with officials warning more than a million people
to evacuate their homes.
Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western areas, bringing heavy rain
and reports of winds up to 172km/h (107mph).
In Osaka Bay, it swept a tanker into a bridge and in Kyoto parts
of a railway station roof came down.
Kyodo news says at least two people have been killed by the
storm, which is expected to weaken as it moves north.
The storm made landfall on Shikoku island around noon today
(local time) and then moved across Japan’s largest main island of
There are warnings of high waves, flooding and mudslides. It
has already left tens of thousands without power and authorities have
urged people to move to safety.
Jebi is the first typhoon classed as “very strong” by the
country’s weather agency to make landfall on Japan’s main islands
since a typhoon left 48 people dead or missing in 1993, Kyodo reports.
Hundreds of flights, trains and ferries had to be cancelled.
Flooding covered the runways at Kansai International Airport in Osaka.
Universal Studios Japan, a popular amusement park near
Osaka, was closed, the BBC reported.
Source: Oman News Agency