Press Esc to close
Tuesday 30 September 2014
News updated at 5:00 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31°C
Min : 21°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Powerful typhoon kills two, hurts scores in Japan

Tokyo, Oct 1, 2012, (AFP) :

Powerful Typhoon Jelawat left at least two people dead and more than 180 injured in Japan over the weekend before passing out into the Pacific today, the weather agency and local media said.

The typhoon, packing winds of up to 126 kilometres per hour, was northeast of Nemuro in eastern Hokkaido over the Pacific at 0730 IST, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
A 56-year-old man was confirmed to have drowned in Mie, central Japan, after going missing yesterday, local officials said.

A 29-year-old man was swept to his death by high waves when Jelawat hit the southern island of Okinawa yesterday, public broadcaster NHK reported.

NHK also reported that at least 181 people were injured in typhoon-related incidents across the nation.


Yesterday, several local governments issued evacuation advisories for tens of thousands of residents because of the fear of flooding caused by rising river levels.

The typhoon is expected to be downgraded to a tropical depression later in the day, but the meteorological agency warned there would be further strong winds and high waves in Hokkaido.

More than 500 flights, mainly in western Japan, were cancelled yesterday and some shinkansen bullet train services across the country were suspended, news reports said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A community Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata...

A community Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata...

Cricket legend and owner of Kerala Blasters football team Sachin Tendulkar during the...

Cricket legend and owner of Kerala Blasters football team Sachin Tendulkar during the...

Police Commissioner Shivanand Jha sweeps the office premises as he participates in the...

Police Commissioner Shivanand Jha sweeps the office premises as he participates in the...

Visitors at an exhibition inside a Tram in Kolkata...

Visitors at an exhibition inside a Tram in Kolkata...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella interacts with the employees during a visit to the company's ...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella interacts with the employees during a visit to the company's ...

Female Passengers board a train after train services were partially resumed following...

Female Passengers board a train after train services were partially resumed following...

Fire tenders douse a major fire that broke out in a car service station at Sector 14...

Fire tenders douse a major fire that broke out in a car service station at Sector 14...

A road roller crushes a large number liquor bottles seized by the police from the...

A road roller crushes a large number liquor bottles seized by the police from the...

Audience members react as they attend an event with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

Audience members react as they attend an event with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

A painter reacts as he creates a portrait of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi before...

A painter reacts as he creates a portrait of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi before...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523