2.18 million households lost power

11 people were killed and 300 injured when Typhoon Jebi hit Japan.

According to Asahi, Typhoon Jebi has killed 11 people and injured 300 in Kinki, Japan.

Typhoon No. 21 tore through the region on 4 September, knocking out power to 2,18 million households across eight prefectures. Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo were among the prefectures affected.

535,000 households were still without power on 5 September morning. 13 prefectures had evacuation warnings issued, affecting over 2 million people.

Kansai International Airport on Osaka Bay was forced to close because of Typhoon Jebi, which is the strongest storm to affect Japan in 25 years. 5,000 were forced to spend the night at the airport as buses and ferries evacuated people.

88 domestic flights and 30 international flights were cancelled. 16,000 air travellers were affected.

Among the 11 killed were two a 70-year-old men in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture and Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, who died from falling from their roofs.

A 71-year-old company president was also killed when his company’s warehouse collapsed on him.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tweeted, “we continue to make utmost efforts to respond to disaster damage and restore infrastructure.”

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