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Typhoon lashes Japanese capital, one dead, power, transport disrupted

Published on 9 Sep 2019 6:32:27 PM

One of the strongest typhoons to hit Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital, Tokyo, on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings and disrupting transport.

More than 160 flights were cancelled and scores of train lines were closed for hours, snarling the morning commute for millions in a greater Tokyo area.

Typhoon Faxai, a Lao woman's name, slammed ashore near the city of Chiba shortly before dawn, bringing with it wind gusts of 207 kmh (128 mph) in Chiba, the strongest ever recorded there, national broadcaster NHK said.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2019/09/09/strong-typhoon-makes-landfall-near-tokyo-snarling-transport