Typhoon Faxai batters Tokyo, causing evacuations, blackouts and transport chaos

One death reported and nearly a million households without power as Japanese capital bears brunt of 216km/h winds

A powerful typhoon with record-breaking winds and heavy rain has battered the Tokyo region, sparking evacuation warnings for tens of thousands and causing widespread blackouts and transport disruption.

Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters that he had received a report of one death and damage caused by toppling trees and flying objects. He said some 900,000 power failures were also reported.

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