Typhoon weakens after hitting Japan

Usagi downgraded as it heads out to sea after hitting Kyushu and injuring 18 people.

    Usagi caused landslides and transport disruptions, including flight cancellations [AFP]
    Police and municipal officials said 18 people were injured.
     
    Among the injured was a 49-year-old woman whose index finger was chopped off as a gust slammed a door shut in the southern prefecture of Miyazaki.
     
    The storm was roughly 10km northwest of the city of Izumi, some 600km west of Tokyo, as of 9am (00:00 GMT), the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Friday.
     
    It had winds gusting up to 126kph and was heading north at 30kph.
     
    "The storm is expected to curve east and may bring heavy rain to Niigata on Saturday, so people have to be alert for the chances of landslides and other damage," an agency official said.
     
    Last month, Typhoon Man-yi struck Kyushu and killed three people, injured more than 70 and flattened several houses.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.