Hundreds of flights cancelled as Typhoon Man-yi hits Japan
TOKYO (AFP) - Typhoon Man-yi hit central Japan on Monday as officials issued a “special warning” of heavy rain, amid fears the storm could go on to hit the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
The typhoon made landfall in Toyohashi, Aichi prefecture, shortly before 8am (7am Singapore time), packing gusts of up to 162kmh, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Public broadcaster NHK said a woman in her 70s was missing following a landslide in Shiga prefecture, while at least six people were injured in other areas due to strong wind.
The typhoon, moving north-northeast at a speed of 45kmh, is expected to head towards the capital and its surrounding region later in the day, the agency said.