Powerful Typhoon Trami Crosses Japan's Main Island, Kills 2


Tokyo, Oct. 1 (Jiji Press)--Powerful Typhoon Trami crossed Japan's Honshu main island from Sunday night to Monday morning, leaving two people dead and another two missing.

The 24th typhoon of the season turned into an extratropical cyclone off the southeastern coast of Hokkaido, northernmost Japan, around noon (3 a.m., GMT).

The Japan Meteorological Agency urged people in Hokkaido and the Tohoku northeastern and Kanto eastern regions to be vigilant for violent winds and high waves until Monday evening.

The typhoon made landfall in Tanabe in the western prefecture of Wakayama around 8 p.m. Sunday, swept through Honshu and reached the sea at the Pacific coast of Tohoku Monday morning.

According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, 14 people had been seriously injured and 90 slightly injured, as of 7 a.m.

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