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(Update) Powerful Typhoon Hagibis Seen Landing in Japan Shortly

(Update) Powerful Typhoon Hagibis Seen Landing in Japan Shortly

   Tokyo, Oct. 12 (Jiji Press)--Very strong Typhoon Hagibis is expected to land in Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan or the Kanto eastern region including Tokyo on Saturday evening or night, possibly causing record-breaking winds and rains in the Tokai region including Shizuoka and Kanto.
   The Japan Meteorological Agency issued strong warnings against high waves, high tides and other hazards, urging people in areas likely to be affected by the 19th typhoon of this year to move proactively to secure safety.
   In the city of Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, on Saturday a light truck overturned due to a gust of wind, and a 50-year-old man inside the vehicle died after being sent to a hospital, according to local firefighters.
   At the premises of a company in the city of Kashiwa in Chiba, a self-employed man, 66, died after falling from the roof of a facility during repair work Friday.
   In Ichihara on Saturday, several buildings collapsed due to violent winds. A house was destroyed, and some adults and three children inside suffered minor injuries, according to fire authorities.

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