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Typhoon Goni has slammed into the Japanese mainland, forcing the government to issue an evacuation advisory for tens of thousands of people.

25 August 2015 9:53

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Typhoon Goni has slammed into the Japanese mainland, forcing the government to issue an evacuation advisory for tens of thousands of people.

The evacuation advisory came from the local governments in northern Kyushu and other prefectures on the main island of central Honshu on Tuesday, state broadcaster NHK announced.

At least thirteen people have been injured with minor cuts from broken glass, according to AFP, which quoted a prefecture official.

The storm disrupted rail and flight services including scores of national and international flights.

In Kyushu, one of the four main islands that make up the bulk of the pacific country, about 425,000 households were left without electricity after blackouts, reported a spokeswoman for major energy distributor Kyushu Electric.

Officials said the storm is still powerful as it was packing winds of up to 198 kilometers per hour.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency advised residents to expect violent winds, floods and high waves.

The powerful storm killed at least 26 people in landslides and floods in the Philippines over the weekend.

The typhoon also destroyed nearly 1,000 houses and forced more than 12,000 people to flee the southern areas of the country.

Goni also made landfall last week in Taiwan, and China.

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