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Typhoon Faxai hits Tokyo leaving nine Dead, Dozens Injured

One of the strongest typhoons to hit Tokyo in recent years made landfall just east of   Japan’s  capital on Monday, leaving nine dead and bringing record-breaking winds and stinging rain.

More than 900,000 homes have been left without power after Typhoon Faxai made landfall.

With winds of up to 210km/h (130mph), Faxai is one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in a decade.

More than 130 flights were cancelled and train lines closed for hours, disrupting the morning commute.

Power cuts hit 910,000 people in the Tokyo area, Japan’s national broadcaster NHK said on Monday morning.

The entire city of Kanagawa lost power at one stage, and authorities warned against going outside.

Kyodo News Agency cited local authorities as saying at least 30 people had been hurt in Chiba, Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures.

Between four and five typhoons hit  Japan  every year, but it is unusual for them to do so near Tokyo.

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