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Dramatic photos reveal disastrous aftermath of Japan typhoon

High waves triggered by Typhoon Jebi are seen at a fishing port in Aki, Kochi Prefecture, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 4, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Dramatic photos reveal disastrous aftermath of Japan typhoon

Dramatic photos reveal disastrous aftermath of Japan typhoon

Aerial photos looking down on the damage left by Japan typhoon, Jebi one day after it hit the country, show the awesome power of the strongest storm to strike the island nation in 25 years, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Jebi, Japan’s most powerful storm in 25 years, has killed at least 10 people.

It has left a trail of damage to infrastructure, ripping off roofs, overturning vehicles and cutting power.

Jebi, or “swallow” in Korean, was briefly classed as a super typhoon and has left more than 1.6 million households without power in Osaka, Kyoto.

A 71-year-old man was found dead under a collapsed warehouse in Shiga, another died after falling from a roof in Mie, broadcaster NHK reported last night.

Police say six other people died in Osaka after being hit by flying objects or falling from their apartments. At least 126 people were injured, NHK said.

Smoke is seen among containers damaged by Typhoon Jebi, in Kobe, western Japan, September 5, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Evacuation advisories were issued for more than a million people and gusts of wind up to 207kmh were recorded in one point of Shikoku.

Nearly 800 flights were cancelled, along with scores of ferries and trains, according to Japanese media.

Associated Press reports that the typhoon smashed a 2,500-tonne tanker into a bridge connecting the airport to the mainland in Osaka.

A ship damaged by Typhoon Jebi is seen in Nishinomiya, western Japan, September 5, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS

High-speed bullet train service was suspended from Tokyo to Hiroshima, though service resumed partially later yesterday afternoon when the typhoon left the region.

Japan’s weather agency warned of possible landslides, flooding and violent winds, as well as high tides, lightning and tornadoes in a swathe of the Japanese archipelago.

A bridge connecting Kansai airport, damaged by crashing with a 2,591-tonne tanker, which is sent by strong wind caused by Typhoon Jebi, is seen in Izumisano, western Japan, September 5, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, cancelled a scheduled trip to Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island, to oversee the government’s response to the typhoon, said a spokesman.

“I urge the Japanese people to take action to protect your lives, including preparing and evacuating early,” Abe said.

Tokyo escaped the centre of the storm but was set for heavy rains and high winds.

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