1 killed as Typhoon No. 19 hits Japan

1 killed as Typhoon No. 19 hits Japan
The top part of a house in Makurazaki, Kagoshima Prefecture, is ripped through by the strong wind on Monday.

One person died in Tottori Prefecture as a large typhoon brought torrential rain and strong wind to the wide areas in Japan Monday.

According to police, the 90-year old man was found in an irrigation channel in Yazu, Tottori Prefecture, at about 10:50 p.m. Monday. He was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital.

As of 6 a.m. Tuesday, Typhoon No. 19 was moving east-northeast off Miyagi Prefecture at a speed of 75 kilometers per hour. It had a central atmospheric pressure of 980 hectopascals with a maximum wind speed of 30 meters per second near the centre.

The Japan Meteorological Agency advised residents to be on high alert for strong winds, high waves and heavy rains in the wide areas from western to northern Japan.

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