Typhoon Hagibis: Japan orders evacuations as storm arrives

Flights grounded, trains halted and supermarkets shut, while rugby and F1 Grand Prix also affected

Hundreds of thousands of households in Japan were advised to evacuate due to fears of flooding as a powerful typhoon was set to make landfall late on Saturday, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years.

A man in his forties was killed in an overturned car early on Saturday in Chiba prefecture east of Tokyo, where high winds were reported, according to public broadcaster NHK. It said four other people were injured when roofs were blown off houses in the prefecture, which was hit hard by typhoon Faxai a month ago.

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