Friday, August 26, 2005

Powerful Typhoon Mawar brushes Japan

Storm kills 1, disrupts shipping, air traffic
TOKYO - A powerful Pacific storm disrupted air and rail traffic as it slammed Japan with heavy winds and rains Friday, killing one person and injuring two others, authorities said.
Typhoon Mawar drenched Japan’s capital before being downgraded to a still dangerous tropical storm, with winds of 67 mph, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. Mawar was expected to sweep out to the Pacific Ocean later in the day.A 55-year-old man in Shizuoka state died late Thursday after slipping off the roof of his home, police said. Two other people were injured in storm-related accidents.


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