Typhoon Faxai hits east of Tokyo, killing three people

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TOKYO: One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years landed just east of Tokyo yesterday, killing three people, as record-breaking winds and stinging rain threatened to burst river banks. More than 130 flights were cancelled or rescheduled, among...

A woman in her 50s was confirmed dead after she was found lying on a Tokyo street and taken to hospital. Footage from a nearby security camera showed that she had been smashed against a building by strong winds, NHK reported.The third casualty, a 47-year-old worker, who was fixing a power generation unit, was found collapsed and later confirmed dead at a hospital.

Also, a woman in her 20s was rescued from her house after it was partly crushed when a metal pole from a golf driving range fell on it. She was seriously injured. The storm had headed out to sea by mid-morning but authorities warned that heavy rains were likely to continue for some hours.

 

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