At least 10 dead, hundreds of injured and a trail of destruction of buildings, vehicles and roads: these are the effects of Jebi, the worst typhoon to make landfall in Japan in 25 years, and yet another climatic disaster to hit country in a few months.
Experts are pointing to the effects of climate change.
The typhoon – reaching winds of 220 km / h – made landfall on the western side of the country, ploughing through cities such as Kyoto and Osaka.
Flights, railways and ferries have been cancelled throughout the area. Thousands of travellers and airplanes were stranded in Osaka’s Kansai International Airport, flooded, before being evacuated. According to government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, at least 300 people were injured. About 1.2 million people were encouraged to evacuate their homes, 30 thousand urgently. At the moment, floods and landslides are feared. Read more