Typhoon kills 10 in Japan, boats move stranded people from airport

Updated: 2018-09-05 10:18
Passengers stranded overnight at the Kansai International Airport arrive at the Kobe port by boat on Sept 5, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

TOKYO - A powerful typhoon killed 10 people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats from a flooded airport, the government said on Wednesday, as more than a million homes were without power.

Jebi, or "swallow" in Korean, was briefly a super typhoon and is the most powerful storm to hit Japan in 25 years. It follows heavy rains, landslides, floods and record-breaking heat that killed hundreds of people this summer.

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