Death toll in Japan Typhoon rises to 10

September 5, 2018

The death toll as a result of Typhoon Jebi, the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years, has increased to at least 10 people.

Jebi left a trail of destruction across the west of the country, hitting major cities like Kyoto and Osaka.

Flights, trains and ferries were cancelled but thousands of passengers stranded at Osaka’s international airport have since been evacuated.

As the winds slow down and move north, people are being urged to stay alert for landslides and floods.

According to government spokesman At least 300 people have been injured as a result of the typhoon.

As of this morning, evacuation advisories had been issued for more than 1.2 million people.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said more than 30,000 people were given stronger but still not mandatory evacuation orders.

More than two million households experienced blackouts during the storm and schools and companies in the affected area remained shut.

Nearly 800 flights were cancelled, including international flights at Nagoya and Osaka.

– BBC