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Hurricane Krosa claims first fatality in Japan, 49 wounded

2019-08-16T04:19:17.966Z

Since Hurricane Krosa landed on Thursday at Japan, at least one person has died. Another 49 were injured, writes BBC News Friday. Krosa has now been watered down to a tropical storm.



Since Hurricane Krosa landed on Thursday at Japan, at least one person has died. Another 49 were injured, writes BBC News Friday. Krosa has now been watered down to a tropical storm.

As a precaution, the Japanese government had advised over 400,000 people to leave their homes. How many have actually responded to that advice is unknown. In addition, 800 flights were canceled and train traffic was virtually stopped.

Krosa came ashore with wind speeds of 108 kilometers per hour. An 82-year-old man died when he was blown into the water while he wanted to capture his boat in the harbor near Hiroshima.

Elsewhere in the country, a group of 18 people had to be rescued near a river after being enclosed by rising water levels.

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