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At least two dead, Typhoon Noru weakens

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TOKYO: A slow-moving but weakening Typhoon Noru, at one point the strongest storm in the world this year, approached the main islands of Japan on Sunday, leaving two people dead and prompting evacuation advisories to be issued for hundreds of thousands.


The Amami island chain, located just south of the southwest main island of Kyushu, was pounded by heavy rain and high winds on Saturday and early Sunday, leaving at least one road crumbled and setting off a handful of landslides.


Evacuation advisories were issued for at least 210,000 along a broad swathe of Kyushu, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. By 5:00 pm (0800 GMT), though, some were being lifted in Kagoshima, at the island’s southernmost tip, according to the Kagoshima government. — Reuters


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