Japan hit by biggest typhoon in decades - BBC News

Published on Oct 12, 2019
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Japan hit by biggest typhoon in decades - BBC News

Torrential rain and tornado-like winds are lashing large parts of Japan, as the country endures what could be its worst storm for 60 years.

The eye of Typhoon Hagibis made landfall shortly before 19:00 local time (10:00 GMT) in Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo.

More than seven million people have been urged to leave their homes amid severe flood and landslide warnings.

Train services have been halted, and more than a thousand flights grounded.

One man was killed in Chiba, east of Tokyo, when high winds flipped his car.

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