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Typhoon Jebi Leaves Trail of Destruction in Japan

2018-09-05 06:32
The strongest typhoon to hit Japan's mainland in 25 years smashed a tanker into a bridge, forcing one of the country's largest airports to close and hundreds of flight to be canceled. At least six people have died and 160 people have been injured since the typhoon made landfall Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4, bringing strong winds and lashing rain, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. Police in Shiga told CNN that at least one man died in Higashiomi City after the warehouse he was working in collapsed. Typhoon Jebi landed with "very strong" force in Tokushima prefecture Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4, the strongest typhoon to hit the country's mainland since 1993, said Akihiro Kikuchi, from Japan's Meteorological Agency. Winds lashed buildings and whipped up the sea, yanking an 89-meter-long tanker, the Houunmaru, from its anchorage and ramming it into the bridge connecting Kansai Airport with the mainland. Images showed the ship's upper decks smashed against bridge, dislodging a portion of the road and forcing authorities to close it to traffic. Credit: Storyful