36 injured as powerful typhoon batters Japan

An aerial view of the damage from floods due to heavy rain brought by Typhoon Malakas in the south-western city of Nobeoka in Japan's Miyazaki prefecture yesterday. At least 36 people were injured and one went missing as the powerful typhoon, packing
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An aerial view of the damage from floods due to heavy rain brought by Typhoon Malakas in the south-western city of Nobeoka in Japan's Miyazaki prefecture yesterday. At least 36 people were injured and one went missing as the powerful typhoon, packing winds of up to 180kmh, swept across the country. Torrential rains caused serious flooding that washed away a bridge and inundated homes. Japanese officials have issued evacuation advisories that affected about 620,000 people.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 21, 2016, with the headline '36 injured as powerful typhoon batters Japan'. Print Edition | Subscribe