Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuate

Typhoon kills at least two in Japan, prompts call for thousands to evacuateBy Elaine Lies and Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) – A typhoon roared towards Japan’s main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights. One man was killed under scaffolding that collapsed in high winds and a fisherman was killed as he tended to his boat, Kyodo news agency said. Typhoon Lan, classified as an intense Category 4 storm by the Tropical Storm Risk monitoring site, was south of Japan and moving northeast at 50 kph on Sunday night, speeding up slightly, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.



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