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Two killed as typhoon slams Japan

Two killed  as typhoon slams Japan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Tokyo, Aug 6: Typhoon Noru brought heavy rains and gusty winds to the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu on Sunday, killing at least two people in its wake. The fifth typhoon of the season prompted the authorities to recommend the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people due to the high waves and the risk of landslides and floods, Efe news reported. The typhoon reached the southern tip of Kyushu, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). It was advancing towards the northeast at a speed of about 25 km per hour and will traverse part of Kyushu to reach the Shikoku region and south of the main island of Honshu of the Japanese archipelago on Monday, according to the JMA. The JMA declared a weather alert in the prefectures of Kagoshima and Miyazaki where winds were expected to reach 126 km/h. Several regiol trains were cancelled and the typhoon caused roadblocks in the Kyushu region. (IANS)

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