Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Krosa pounds western Japan
Tokyo, More than 7,000 people were evacuated from their homes in western Japan on Thursday as the powerful Typhoon Krosa pummelled
the region with devastating winds and torrential rain, authorities said, according to dpa.
More than a dozen people were injured, local media reported, while weather authorities warned that the storm could dump dangerous amounts of rain in some regions and called on residents to stay vigilant regarding mudslides, swollen rivers and high waves.
Krosa caused the cancellation of 720 flights and a large number of train services in western Japan, leaving travellers stranded at the height of the summer holiday season, broadcaster NHK reported.
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