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Millions told to evacuate as typhoon rages through Japan

Flights are cancelled and train services suspended as the country braces for the heaviest rain and winds seen in 60 years.

Torrential rain and tornado-like winds are lashing large parts of Japan, as the country endures what could be its worst storm for 60 years.



An earthquake measuring 5.3, according to the US Geological Survey, shook the areas which had been drenched by rainfall. The earthquake was in the ocean off Chiba, near Tokyo.

The eye of Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Japan’s main island shortly before 19:00 local time (10:00 GMT), in Izu Peninsula, south-west of Tokyo.

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It is now moving up the eastern coast, with wind speeds of 225km/h (140mph).

One man was killed in Chiba, east of Tokyo, when his car overturned, and at least 60 people have been injured.

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