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11 killed in Japan after typhoon

At least nine people were killed on Wednesday near a nursing home in Japan\'s northeastern Iwate prefecture after powerful Typhoon Lionrock made landfall in the region.

Published: 31st August 2016 11:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 12:25 PM   |  A+A-

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Waves crash against Wase beach area following the approach of Typhoon Neoguri in Amami Oshima, southern Japan, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. One of the strongest and biggest typhoons to hit during Japan's summer months. The typhoon was packing sustained winds o

By IANS

TOKYO: At least 11 people were killed on Wednesday near a nursing home in Japan's northeastern Iwate prefecture after powerful Typhoon Lionrock made landfall in the region.

Lionrock, the 10th typhoon of the season, swept across Japan on Tuesday evening, forcing municipalities in the area to issue extensive evacuation orders, Xinhua news agency reported.



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