Typhoon Tapah batters Japan and South Korea with 100mph winds
A powerful typhoon with 100 mph winds battered Japan's main island and
the South Korean coast today after lashing parts of Japan's southern
islands, causing flooding and minor injuries.
Typhoon Tapah overturned boats at harbours in South Korea this afternoon
and could cause disruption to England's Rugby World Cup opener today
against Tonga on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
Tapah was passing near Nagasaki in southern Japan on Sunday afternoon
after hitting other parts of southern Japan, including Okinawa, the two
World Rugby said: 'The typhoon could bring high winds and heavy rain. No
match disruption is anticipated at this stage.'
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In Nobeoka City in Miyazaki prefecture, a tornado believed to have been
triggered by the typhoon damaged at least one house and injured two
people slightly, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.
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