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    Five People Injured in Japan Due to Approaching Typhoon Trami - Reports

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    TOKYO (Sputnik) - Five people had sustained injuries in Japan due to the approaching powerful Typhoon Trami, local media reported on Saturday.

    Earlier in the day, the NHK broadcaster reported that four people, aged between 70 and 80, had been wounded as strong winds had swept them off their feet.

    The victims, all aged between 70 and 80, had been wounded as powerful winds had swept them off their feet, the NHK broadcaster reported.

    As of 09:00 a.m. [midnight GMT] on Saturday, Japan Meteorological Agency registered Trami 130 kilometers (87 miles) southwest of the city of Naha, the capital of Japan’s southernmost Okinawa prefecture. The powerful storm was moving north.

    Wind speeds in the eye of the typhoon reach 162 kilometers per hour.

    The typhoon is expected to make landfall in Japan on Sunday or Monday.

    According to media reports, airlines canceled 386 domestic flights, mainly to and from Naha Airport, on Saturday. Some Sunday flights were also expected to be canceled due to the approaching storm.

    The Okinawa Electric Power Company said that 196,000 households in southern Japan have had their power cut off due to Trami.

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