Strong typhoon winds lash Tokyo area, causing transport chaos

Strong typhoon winds lash Tokyo area, causing transport chaos

Malaysiakini - News·2019-09-09 15:02

One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years made landfall just east of Tokyo today with record-breaking winds, stinging rain and sending some rivers close to the top of their banks before heading out to sea.

More than 130 flights were cancelled and scores of train lines were closed for hours, snarling the morning commute for millions in a greater Tokyo area that has a population of some 36 million. Authorities warned it was dangerous to venture outside.

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