At Least Nine Dead, over 200 Injured after Typhoon Jebi Hits Japan
Tokyo – At least nine people were killed and more than 300 others injured following the strongest typhoon to hit Japan’s mainland in 25 years.
It has stranded about 3,000 travelers at Kansai International Airport, one of the country’s main travel hubs.
Airport officials began transferring the stranded passengers to nearby Kobe airport by high-speed boats on Wednesday, according to local media.
Japan’s Prime minister, Shinzo Abe, had urged people not to wait for mandatory evacuation orders and to abandon their homes as Typhoon Jebi struck the island of Shikoku and the centre and west of the main island of Honshu.