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Typhoon Lan sweeps across Japan; 2 reported dead

By in Press Enterprise on October 23, 2017

By The Associated Press

  • This aerial photo shows a collapsed road in Kishiwada, Osaka, western Japan Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 after heavy rain brought by a powerful typhoon. (Yuki Sato/Kyodo News via AP)

  • Scaffolding is collapsed after a strong wind brought by a powerful typhoon, at a hospital in Fukuoka, southern Japan Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (Yoichi Ishikawa/Kyodo news via AP)

    Scaffolding is collapsed after a strong wind brought by a powerful typhoon, at a hospital in Fukuoka, southern Japan Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (Yoichi Ishikawa/Kyodo news via AP)

  • Houses are flooded in Kinokawa, Wakayama prefecture, western Japan Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 after heavy rain brought by a powerful typhoon. (Yuki Sato/Kyodo News via AP)

    Houses are flooded in Kinokawa, Wakayama prefecture, western Japan Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 after heavy rain brought by a powerful typhoon. (Yuki Sato/Kyodo News via AP)

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TOKYO — A powerful typhoon caused flooding and landslides along the Pacific coast of Japan, killing at least two people before heading out to sea Monday.

Typhoon Lan made landfall in central Japan around 3 a.m. Monday and swept across Tokyo before heading out to sea several hours later off northeastern Japan.

The body of a 70-year-old man whose boat developed engine trouble was found on a beach after he dove into the sea to try to grab a rope from another vessel, Kyodo News service reported. It also said a passer-by was killed when high winds brought down scaffolding at a construction site in Fukuoka city in southern Japan.

Heavy rains inundated neighborhoods in Wakayama prefecture, south of Osaka. Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that an 82-year-old man was found unconscious in the morning after a mudslide hit his house overnight in Wakayama’s Kinokawa city.

The storm […]    

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