Typhoon Jongdari Hits Western Japan Leaving at Least 16 Injured - Reports

© REUTERS / Issei KatoPassersby using umbrella struggles against a heavy rain and wind as Typhoon Jongdari approaches Japan's mainland in Tokyo, Japan July 28, 2018.
Passersby using umbrella struggles against a heavy rain and wind as Typhoon Jongdari approaches Japan's mainland in Tokyo, Japan July 28, 2018. - Sputnik International
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TOKYO (Sputnik) - Typhoon Jongdari on Sunday reached the west of Japan hitting the areas that only recently suffered from floods and landslides, and left at least 16 people injured, local media reported.

Most injuries occurred either due to strong wind outside or due to broken windows inside buildings, according to the NHK broadcaster.

Thousands have already been evacuated, while tens of thousands of households have had their power cut.

An aerial view shows a local resident being rescued from a submerged house by rescue workers using helicopter at a flooded area in Kurashiki, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 7, 2018 - Sputnik International
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In Kyoto, a fire was bolstered by the strong wind, spreading across 12 buildings. Local authorities are warning the residents about the danger of new landslides.

The storm with winds of 144 kilometers per hour (89 mph) was previously expected to come close to Chiba prefecture on Honshu before making landfall to the west on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

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Japanese officials have warned of severe swells, landslides and flooding, especially in western parts of the country that were devastated by heavy rains earlier this month.

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