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2 dead, 3 missing as typhoon batters Japan archipelago

A large typhoon ripped through the Japanese archipelago and
moved beyond the northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Monday,
leaving two people dead and three missing.

Engulfing wide areas with stormy conditions, including the Tokyo
metropolitan area, Typhoon Talim made landfall on Hokkaido just after
10 a.m. after passing over the Sea of Japan, the Japan Meteorological
Agency said.

The typhoon weakened to an extratropical depression near
Sakhalin at around 9 p.m., the weather agency said.

In Kagawa Prefecture, an 86-year-old woman was found dead in her
house after it was crushed in a mudslide, while the body of a
60-year-old man was also found in a sunken car in a river in Kochi.

In Kochi and Oita, police are searching for three men who remain
missing after they went outside to check on a ship and rice fields,
respectively.

Some 42 people have been injured in 18 prefectures across Japan.
The typhoon also grounded many flights, disrupting bullet train
services in northern and northeastern Japan. (Sept. 18)


Photo shows a destroyed house in the southwestern Japan city of Saiki, Oita Prefecture, on Sept. 18, 2017, following river flooding as Typhoon Talim ripped through the Japanese archipelago. The large typhoon left two people dead and three missing. (Kyodo)