Japan: Typhoon Jebi update
5 Sep 2018 - by
Typhoon Jebi has killed at least 10 people in Japan, and injured at least 300, according to the BBC.
The typhoon caused destruction across the west of the country, hitting major cities like Kyoto and Osaka. Evacuation advisories have been used for more than 1.2 million people as of Wednesday morning, September 5.
Flights, trains, and ferries were cancelled, but passengers stranded at Osaka’s international airport have been evacuated. Nearly 800 flights were cancelled, including international flights in Nagoya and Osaka. Travellers stranded at Osaka’s Kansai International Airport were being ferried by boat to another local airport. As many as 3 000 people were stranded at the airport, after a tanker crashed into the bridge connecting to the mainland.
The airport’s basements and runways have been flooded, and will remained closed throughout the day.