By: Steve Dellar | 09-04-2018 | News
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Japan - Monster Typhoon Batters Shikoku, 1 Million Evacuated (Video)

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Japan was visited by typhoon Jebi today at its west coast. The storm landed around noon local time on the island of Shikoku and completely stopped public life on a major part of the island.

In Osaka Bay it was able to sweep a tanker into a bridge and in Kyoto parts of a railway station roof came down.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="ja" dir="ltr">京都駅の天井崩落の瞬間が目の前で。<br>まさか、、台風の力すごい。気を付けて!! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; 森山和彦(Kaz) CRAZY (@CRAZY904Kaz) <a href="">September 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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According to Kyodo news so far at least two people have been killed by the storm, which is expected to weaken as it moves north.

The strength of the typhoon was so great that it smashed a huge tanker ship into a bridge. The 292-foot-long Houunmaru ship was taken from its anchored position at sea and smashed it into a bridge near Osaka.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="ja" dir="ltr">皆逃げて<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#台風21号</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; 軅波羅・°C°C℃・極・🎏 (@HARUMAFUJI37564) <a href="">September 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Video by state broadcaster NHK shows how the Houunmaru was being smashed repeatedly into the damaged bridge, which links Osaka's Kansai Airport to the mainland:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Japan: Out of control oil tanker collides into bridge linking Kansai Int&#39;l Airport <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TyphoonJebi</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Thoton Akimoto (@Thoton) <a href="">September 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Jebi is one of the heaviest storms of the season and raged this morning over the metropolis of Kobe.

The typhoon is expected to continue towards the densely populated regions of Nara and Osaka (the second biggest city in Japan).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Typhoon <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Jebi</a> is making landfall in <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Japan</a>, bringing damaging winds, torrential rain, stormy seas and the risk of coastal flooding. There&#39;s recently been a 92 mph gust at Nankishirahama Airport on the south coast of Honshu <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Met Office (@metoffice) <a href="">September 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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More than a million people have been called to leave their homes, more than 177,000 families are without electricity. Public life has virtually ceased in the affected regions.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for an emergency crisis meeting to oversee the rescue effort.


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