Deadly Typhoon Phanfone disrupts Japan as it nears Tokyo
11:47 06/10/2014
Hệ thống săn vé máy bay khuyến mãi giá rẻ. tìm vé và đặt vé máy bay trực tuyến giá rẻ nhất vé máy bay giá rẻ Vietjet khuyến mãi.

A powerful typhoon is bringing many parts of Japan to a standstill with heavy wind and rain as it nears Tokyo.

Deadly Typhoon Phanfone disrupts Japan as it nears Tokyo

The weather caused disruption at the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Ciruit in central Japan

Typhoon Phanfone has killed at least one person, a US airman based on Okinawa who was washed out to sea.

Thousands of households have lost power and Japan's two largest airlines have suspended many flights.

The storm, with winds of up to 180 km/h (112 mph) also forced the suspension of the search for people missing after last week's volcanic eruption.

Japan averages 11 typhoons a year, according to its weather agency.

Typhoon Phanfone was downgraded from an earlier status of a super typhoon, but the Japan Meteorological Agency warned that it was still a dangerous storm.

The typhoon made landfall on Monday morning near the central city of Hamamatsu.

The US airman was one of three personnel swept away by high waves whipped up by the typhoon off southern Okinawa island, where the US has a large military base. The remaining two are still missing.

A police spokesman said they had been taking photographs of the sea.

A university student who was surfing off the seas of Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, was also missing, national broadcast NHK reports. It said at least 10 people had been injured and 9,500 houses were without power.

The typhoon is moving at a speed of 20km/h from off Japan's south-western coast and is expected to reach Tokyo on Monday.

The storm is expected to deposit about 100mm of rain on Tokyo over 24 hours, according to the Transport Ministry website.

Many schools are closed on Monday and two car companies in Japan halted production at some plants ahead of the storm.

More than 174 domestic flights were affected nationwide, NHK state broadcaster said on Sunday.

Twelve people are still missing following the eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan.

The volcano, about 200km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted last Saturday killing 51 people, mostly hikers. It is still emitting poisonous fumes.

Heavy rain delayed the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday, and French driver Jules Bianchi was rushed to hospital after losing control and crashing in the wet conditions.

Source Vietnamnet

formula one grand prix, grand prix, at least, out to, up to, the us, high waves, military base, the sea, kanagawa prefecture, 24 hours, transport ministry, heavy rain, formula one

© Copyright 2011, English edition