TOKYO: One of the strongest typhoons to hit Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital Tokyo overnight, killing one person, said police on Monday (Sep 9). 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 that has a population of some 36 million, with authorities warning it was dangerous to venture outside. Typhoon Faxai, packing winds of up to 207kmh, made landfall in Chiba just east of the capital before dawn, after barrelling through Tokyo Bay. READ: Powerful typhoon Faxai in direct hit on Tokyo A woman in her 50s was confirmed dead after she was found in a Tokyo street and taken to hospital. Footage from a nearby security camera showed she had been smashed against a building by strong winds, national broadcaster NHK reported. Another woman in her 20s was rescued from her house in Ichihara, east of Tokyo, after it was partly crushed when a metal pole from a golf driving range fell on it. She was seriously injured. More than 30 people were injured in the storm, the Kyodo news agency said. Non-mandatory evacuation orders were still… Read full this story
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