29 May '11, 10am

Storm Songda churns towards Tokyo

Typhoon Songda weakened into a depression as it churned along Japan's Pacific coast on Sunday but was still expected to bring heavy rains to the northeast which was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami. A total of 57 people suffered storm-related injuries on the southern Okinawan islands, police said. Of those, five were seriously hurt. Songda was downgraded to a "temperate depression" by the Japan Meteorological Agency as it was located off the southern main island of Shikoku at around 3:00 pm (0600 GMT). Moving northeast at a speed of 55 kilometres (35 miles) per hour, it is expected to reach Tokyo and its vicinity at around 9:00 am (0000 GMT) on Monday, said agency official Takeo Tanaka. "But it is feared to stimulate the rain front over the Pacific coast of Honshu island, including the disaster-hit areas," he said. Up to about 15 centimetres (six inches) of rainfall...

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