- This toll could rise further as authorities try to verify whether two other deaths are linked to the typhoon.
Typhoon Nanmadol killed at least four people and injured more than 100 as it passed through Japan, the government spokesman said on Tuesday (September 20). The depression made landfall on Sunday evening near Kagoshima, in the southwest of the country. It brought strong winds and heavy rain to the big island of Kyushu, before moving northeast along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Having gradually lost speed, the typhoon was downgraded Tuesday morning to an extratropical cyclone. But in Kyushu, the storm toppled trees, shattered windows, swelled rivers and dumped a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours on parts of Miyazaki prefecture, where two deaths were confirmed. The government spokesman said two other people had been found “without vital signs”, a term used in Japan before a death was officially certified by a doctor.
This toll could rise further as authorities try to verify whether two other deaths are linked to the typhoon. One person is also missing. In addition, at least 114 people were injured, 14 of them seriously, said the government spokesman. As of early Tuesday morning, around 140,000 homes were still without power across the country, mostly in Kyushu.