Powerful typhoon crosses Japan's main island, killing 4

Howard TerryOct 05, 2018

According to public broadcaster NHK, a truck driver was killed in a landslide in the western town of Tottori while another man reportedly drowned in a river in Yamanashi, west of Tokyo.

More than 910,000 people were affected by cancellations and delays of almost 1,300 conventional train services and of 10 shinkansen bullet train services by JR East.

At least two people have been killed and scores injured by a powerful typhoon that brought down trees onto railway tracks and kicked up debris across Tokyo as it brushed past the Japanese capital.

Farms and homes in Miyazaki on the southern main island of Kyushu were flooded as Typhoon Trami swept across southwestern Japan.

More than 230 flights were cancelled, mainly in northern Japan, NHK said.

Major airports throughout airport including Tokyo's Narita and Haneda cancelled flights from to and from the city.

Huge crowds built up at Tokyo train stations, where people battled for spots in jam-packed commuter trains.

At 12.50 pm the typhoon was over the ocean about 200 km east of the port city of Nemuro on the northern island of Hokkaido.

Japan has been hit by a series of typhoons this year, including Typhoon Jebi, which ravaged western Japan last month and left at least 11 people dead while paralyzing for a time the Kansai International Airport in Osaka.

East Japan Railway Co. shut down all of its train services in the metropolitan area Sunday evening and had only resumed them partially by 9 a.m. Monday.

Kansai International Airport in Osaka, which was temporarily crippled by a typhoon in early September, reopened at 6 a.m., although numerous flights scheduled in the morning had been canceled.

Deadly record rainfall hit western Japan earlier this year and the country sweltered through one of the hottest summers on record.

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Allison, Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine
The Nobel in physics will be announced Tuesday, followed by the award for chemistry on Wednesday and the peace prize on Friday. Honojo's lab discovered when they injected antibodies against PD-1 that cancer cells could no longer dupe the T-cells.

U.S. would destroy banned Russian warheads if necessary -NATO envoy
The U.S. government believes that Russian Federation now owns a missile, the Novator 9M729 , which violates the INF treaty. The 9M729 system has an assessed range of up to 3,400 miles, far above what the INF permits.

What to expect from Google’s Pixel 3 event
So far we have come across rumours about Google working on Pixel Ultra, which is said to be a bigger version of the Pixel 3 XL . Which begs the question of how "mini" is too mini? "Preorders start immediately after the event".

Samsung tops India smartphone premium segment in August
However, Consumer Reports' findings were still widely anticipated as many think their opinion matters the most. Day or artificial light sources camera Samsung has shown high-quality photos with sharp clarity and realism.

Cut in petrol, diesel prices shows government's sensitiveness: Shah
Notably, petrol prices increased by at least Rs. 25/litre this year, ten times the reduction announced by Jaitely. Jaitley said. "Let Prime Minister Modi remember that he can not befool the people of India".

Federal Bureau of Investigation probe does not support Kavanaugh assault claims: Top Republican
Another undecided Republican, Senator Lisa Murkowski , did not offer her view on the Federal Bureau of Investigation report. Collins told reporters that Trump's lampooning of Ford at a Tuesday night MS campaign rally was "just plain wrong." Sen.

LG launches V40 ThinQ smartphone with five-camera setup
The design of the V40 ThinQ is something that LG is proud of, with the company touting its "Silky Blast" process. But if you're willing to pay $900 to nearly $1,000 for the V40, then you're shopping for a flagship device.

And CAPTAIN AMERICA: CHRIS EVANS Says Goodbye to AVENGERS 4
The actor recently completed filming for the fourth Avengers movie. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor.

China inserted chips in Amazon and Apple hardware to spy
Apple said it had refuted "virtually every aspect" of the story in on-record responses to Bloomberg . The chips were reportedly created to steal IP and trade secrets from American companies.

Melania Trump visits Malawi school on solo Africa tour
Trump watched several teachers conduct lessons for the equivalent of second- and third-graders. And two other white people had a "welcome to Malawi # notashithole!" sign.