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Powerful typhoon lashes Okinawa

Heavy rain on Kyushu island

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TOKYO - Typhoon Neoguri lashed Japan's southern Okinawa islands Tuesday, reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter as the region's worst storm in years damaged buildings, downed trees and brought air and sea traffic to a halt. 

A woman holding an umbrella walks against strong winds and heavy rain brought about by Typhoon Neoguri on a street in Naha, on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, on Tuesday. (Reuters/Kyodo photo)

The typhoon packed gusts of up to 216 kilometres per hour with torrential downpours, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

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