Typhoon Lan hits Japan leaving two dead

Typhoon Lan hits Japan leaving two dead

Rail and air services in Japan have been cancelled after Typhoon Lan made landfall bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

Two people are reported to have been killed by the powerful storm which hit central Japan and Tokyo this morning before moving out to sea.

Domestic flights were cancelled as well as some high-speed ‘bullet’ trains and other train services were suspended.

Parts of motorways were closed as a precaution for possible flooding.

Authorities issued flood and landslide warnings and evacuation advisories to hundreds of thousands of residents.

Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 17 people were injured by the storm, all of them slightly.

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