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Powerful typhoon kills two, snarls transport for thousands in Japan

2018-10-01 06:17
A powerful typhoon brought down trees onto railroad tracks and kicked up debris across Tokyo as it brushed past the Japanese capital early on Monday (October 1), killing two people and stranding thousands as train lines were closed or severely delayed. Typhoon Trami made landfall in western Japan over the weekend and threatened heavy rains, strong winds and landslides on the northern-most main island of Hokkaido, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Typhoon shut down major transportation services in Tokyo on Sunday evening (September 30) and Monday morning. Video posted on Twitter on Monday showed fallen trees blocking the railway in Yotsuya Station in Tokyo. Credit: Reuters