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Halong typhoon stuck south-west Japan

Aug 12, 2014 12:12 IST

Powerful Typhoon Halong smashed large parts of south-west Japan on 9 August 2014. Halong killed at least 10 people and injured several. It also forced evacuation of millions from their homes.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the typhoon made its landfall near Aki, Kochi prefecture at 21:00 GMT. It also struck Honshu, Japan's largest island. Halong carried winds of up to 180 km/hr (110 miles per hour) and also unleashed tremendous rainfall on Shikoku and Honshu, two of Japan's four main islands.

The typhoon also forced grounding and cancellation of several of flights along with some bullet trains. It also uprooted several trees and electricity poles too.

Typhoon Halong struck the country a month after Typhoon Neoguri, which killed several people in Southern Japan.

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