Typhoon Vongfong injures dozens in Japan

Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year, has made landfall on the country’s main islands, after injuring at least 30 in Okinawa, reports the BBC.

More than 300 flights were cancelled, while hundreds of thousands had to evacuate their homes.

The storm made landfall on Kyushu island on Monday morning. Kyushu’s bullet train services were suspended on Sunday due to the wind.

Meteorologists say Vongfong could pass over the capital, Tokyo, on Tuesday.

Vongfong, which means wasp in Cantonese, currently has winds of up to 120km/h (75 mph), with gusts of 175km/h, the Japan Meteorological Agency says.

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