At least 3 dead as typhoon hits Japan
- Published: 16 Oct 2013 at 07.49
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TOKYO - At least three people died as Typhoon Wipha -- the "strongest in 10 years" -- passed close to Tokyo, causing landslides that swallowed houses on a Japanese island Wednesday, reports said.
Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato (3rd R) inspects contaminated water tanks at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant on October 15, 2013
Around 30 people were unaccounted for after five houses were destroyed or swept away by a series of landslides and floods on Oshima island, which sits some 120 kilometres south of the Japanese capital, according to national broadcaster NHK.
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