2 dead, 29 injured as Typhoon Mindulle hits Tokyo

TOKYO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — At least two people have been killed and 29 have been injured as Typhoon Mindulle slammed Tokyo Monday.

The typhoon is the second of two storms to hit Japan with heavy rain, high winds and flooding in two days, with another expected later this week.

The body of 42-year-old man in Kitami City, Hokkaido was found near his car on a flooded road. A 58-year-old woman in Sagamihara was rescued from floodwaters but later died, authorities said.

The tower at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport was evacuated when winds topped 78 miles per hour. About 49,000 passengers were affected by Japan Airlines canceling 148 domestic flights and All Nippon Airways canceled 96,

Much of the country was lashed by wind and rain, the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s office reminded people to be aware of possible landslides.

Most of greater Tokyo’s train services were either delayed or canceled on Monday as well.



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