At least four people are missing and more than 50 were injured by the devastation caused by typhoon ‘Haishen’ on its way through southern Japan, where heavy rains and winds were particularly strong on Kiushu Island.
Authorities ordered the evacuation of 1.8 million people on Sunday in anticipation of a storm that left strong waves on the coast, floods and landslides. Four people were buried in one of these landslides in Shiiba City.
Haishen, whose progress towards North Korea has been weakened, left more than 253,000 houses without power in Kiushu, forcing over a thousand turns to be canceled between Sunday and Monday. The train service was also stopped as a precaution.
The storm, which was off the coast of South Korea early Monday, is progressing, according to the Japanese weather authority, with maximum sustained winds of 126 kilometers per hour and peaks of up to 180 kilometers per hour.
‘Haishen’ is the second typhoon in a week in southern Japan after ‘Maysak’ passed near Kiushu and Okinawa, injuring dozens in those areas.