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One dead, many homeless as strong typhoon hits Tokyo



One dead, many homeless as strong typhoon hits Tokyo

Hundreds of thousands of residents in the Greater Tokyo area in Japan have been forced to leave their homes as powerful typhoon battered the city leaving one dead, many injured and scores homeless.

A 58-year-old police officer was swept away by flood waters in Kanagawa prefecture of Tokyo but later died in hospital.

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Many were also injured due to falls caused by strong winds of up to 180km an hour, heading north at a speed of 25km an hour from Miyake Island in early morning according to reports.

The heavy typhoon also forced the cancellation of 145 domestic flights and there were also reported delays and cancellation of train services.

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