30 Sep '12, 6am

Powerful typhoon heads to Tokyo after lashing southern Japan

TOKYO (AP) - A powerful typhoon is heading to Tokyo after injuring dozens of people, causing blackouts and paralysing traffic in southern Japan. Japan's Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Jelawat is expected to hit the Tokyo region on Sunday evening. It warns of torrential rain and sudden wind gusts, urging Tokyo residents to stay indoors. At noon on Sunday, the storm was packing winds of up to 144km per hour. The typhoon left more than 50 people with minor injuries on the southern island of Okinawa on Saturday. Thousands of homes were without electricity.

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