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Thousands Evacuated as Typhoon Krosa Slams into Japan

TOKYO Ė Thousands of residents were evacuated from their homes in western Japan on Thursday as the powerful Typhoon Krosa pounded the region with torrential rain and heavy winds.

Local media reported that at least one person died and another 23 were injured in the severe tropical storm.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) urged people to remain on alert after the storm as it recorded wind speeds of up to 35 meters per second and forecast rainfall of up to 1,200 millimeters.

Krosa made landfall in Hiroshima Prefecture at around 3 pm and is expected to travel north toward the Sea of Japan.

Japanís authorities have ordered the evacuation of some 430,000 residents from the islands of Shikoku and Kyushu to the southwestern part of the country, according to Japanís public broadcaster NHK.

The airlines operating in the country said that Krosa forced the cancellation of nearly 800 domestic flights and warned of further interruptions in the coming hours.

A large number of train services in western Japan, as well as some regional railway services in the countryís eastern part, were suspended.

The powerful storm is pummeling western Japan at a time when many Japanese people are heading back to their home cities for the summer festival of Obon.

The JMA expects the storm to dump large amounts of torrential rain in the west until Friday.

 

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