Powerful typhoon hits south-west Japan

Powerful typhoon hits south-west Japan

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A restaurant signboard collapsed in Urasoe, southern island of Okinawa, Japan, 30 September 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The typhoon first hit the southern island of Okinawa, where 40 people were injured

Two people have been killed after a powerful typhoon struck Japan.

Typhoon Trami made landfall on Sunday at 20:00 local time (11:00 GMT) near the western city of Osaka, with gusts of up to 216 km/h (134 mph).

The storm caused widespread disruption, with many flights and trains cancelled. More than 750,000 homes lost power.

At least 120 people were injured. The typhoon comes less than a month after the country’s strongest storm in 25 years hit western Japan.

Typhoon Jebi caused widespread flooding and at least seven deaths in early September.

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Image caption More than 1,000 flights were cancelled across Japan

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Image caption All train services are suspended at Osaka station

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Image caption Few people ventured out onto the streets in Tokyo

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Image caption Those that did found themselves pummelled by the wind

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