Typhoon approaches south-western Japan

2015-08-24 23:30
Filipinos riding on a truck take cover during rain from an enhanced southwest monsoon in Manila. (Aaron Favila, AP)

Filipinos riding on a truck take cover during rain from an enhanced southwest monsoon in Manila. (Aaron Favila, AP)

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Tokyo - A powerful typhoon was bearing down on south-western Japan after pounding the country's outlying islands on Monday, weather authorities said.

Typhoon Goni was to reach Kyushu island early on Tuesday, the Meteorological Agency said, warning of high waves, heavy rains and strong winds in the region.

Six people were injured and more than 100 residents evacuated from their homes on the smaller islands lying off Japan's south-west, including Ishigaki island, Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper reported.

At 19:00 (10:00 GMT), the eye of the storm was about 130km north-west of Amami island, travelling north-east at 40km/h, the agency said.

The 15th typhoon of the season carried maximum sustained winds of 180km/h and gusts of 252km/h, the agency said.

Rainfall of up to 400mm was forecast for the south-western island of Shikoku and up to 250mm for Kyushu and the Kinki and Tokai regions by Tuesday evening, according to the agency.

Typhoon Goni earlier killed at least 14 people when it passed over the Philippines triggering flooding and landslides, officials said on Sunday

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