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Typhoon charts course in general direction of Tokyo

Typhoon Lan lashed Japan a week ago, triggering landslides and flooding that killed seven people. There are concerns that Saola could prompt new landslides in areas weakened by last week's heavy rainfall.

By: Reuters | Tokyo | Published: October 29, 2017 8:46:08 am
japan news, typhoon saola news, world news, indian express news Typhoon Saola was listed as a relatively weak category 1 cyclone by Tropical Storm Risk, in a range from 1 to 5. (Source: Reuters)

A typhoon was barrelling up the Pacific coast of Japan on Sunday in the general direction of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Typhoon Saola was listed as a relatively weak category 1 cyclone by Tropical Storm Risk, in a range from 1 to 5, and was expected to have weakened further, to tropical storm status, if and when it reaches the capital late in the day.

Typhoon Lan lashed Japan a week ago, triggering landslides and flooding that killed seven people. There are concerns that Saola could prompt new landslides in areas weakened by last week’s heavy rainfall.

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