Storm Krosa Paralyzes Western Japan: One dead, at least 28 Wounded
Public life in southwestern Japan has almost come to a halt today due to the tropical storm Krosa. So far, the storm has claimed a life, and 28 people were injured.
Thousands of people had to leave their homes due to the risk of landslides and floods.
Around 600,000 Japanese people are advised to find a haven before the tropical storm.
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled, and trains are not running. This leads to significant transport problems at the end of the holiday period in the country.
The storm came ashore today in Hiroshima province, in southwestern Japan.
Wind speeds of 126 kilometres per hour were measured at the tenth typhoon of the season. According to the weather services, the storm continues until Saturday and travels northeast over Japan.