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14 injured as Typhoon Khanun hits southwest Japan

TOKYO, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — Over a dozen individuals have been injured after Typhoon Khanun introduced highly effective wind and heavy rain to elements of Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu, native media reported on Thursday.

At least 14 individuals had been injured in Kyushu as a result of excessive climate situations as Khanun drenched areas of Kyushu with a file rainfall, elevating the danger of catastrophe, public broadcaster NHK reported.

The extreme tropical storm left greater than 12,000 households in Kyushu with out energy, it added.

Evacuation orders have been issued by various native governments in Kyushu, with over 6,000 individuals taking refuge in evacuation shelters in Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) stated Khanun’s gradual advance brought about rain clouds to linger, including that some areas of Kyushu and Shikoku obtained greater than 450 mm of rain within the 24 hours by way of 3 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities in Kyushu and Shikoku warned of attainable weather-related disasters because the storm continues to lash the islands.