Typhoon Lan wreaks havoc in Japan

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What used to be a road in Kishiwada, in Japan’s Osaka prefecture, is now a waterfall, following its collapse as a result of torrential rain dumped by Typhoon Lan when it made landfall yesterday. Lan killed four people, set off landslides and unleashed flooding, which prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people. The rapidly weakening typhoon later headed out to sea after largely sparing Tokyo.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2017, with the headline 'Typhoon Lan wreaks havoc in Japan'. Print Edition | Subscribe