Car lifted into the air by Japan typhoon

7 years ago by in Featured, Japan

A powerful typhoon has killed at least two people and injured more than 180 in Japan over the weekend before passing out into the Pacific, according to Japan’s weather agency and local media.

Footage recorded in the Okinawa region shows a car being lifted up by the powerful wind (see video here).

A man aged 56 from Mie, in central Japan, and another man aged 29 from the island of Okinawa have drowned when the typhoon struck. At least 181 people were injured in other incidents across the country, public broadcaster NHK reported.

Typhoon Jelawat struck with winds of up to 126 km/h and forced local authorities to issue evacuation advisories for tens of thousands of people because of flooding fears.

More than 500 flights were cancelled on Sunday, mainly in the Western region of the country, while and some bullet train services across the country were suspended.