Typhoons Faxai and Lingling cause death and destruction in northern Asia

  09 September 2019    Read: 1304
Typhoons Faxai and Lingling cause death and destruction in northern Asia

Typhoons hit Japan, North Korea and South Korea, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens more.

At least 30 people have been injured and almost a million households are without power after Typhoon Faxai hit Japan.

Faxai arrived in the greater Tokyo area with winds of 89mph and gusts up to 123mph, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

When it arrived earlier in the city of Chiba, east of Tokyo, the gusts were 128mph - a record for that part of the country.

Among those hurt was a woman in her 20s who was seriously injured when a metal pole from a golf course hit her home.

A neighbour told national broadcaster NHK: "There was a huge grinding noise, I couldn't figure out what it was. Then I looked out the window."

More than 130 flights were cancelled and train lines were closed, causing commuting chaos in the greater Tokyo area, which has a population of around 36 million.

Around 930,000 households were without power at one point, including the whole city of Kamogawa, southeast of Tokyo.


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