Dozens injured as typhoon hits Japan

Typhoon Halong slammed into western Japan yesterday, leaving dozens of people injured while the coastguard searched for a man who apparently went missing while surfing when the storm hit.

Halong was over the Sea of Japan (East Sea) yesterday afternoon, some 60km north-west of the central city of Kanazawa, after making landfall on the largest and most populous island of Honshu.

Packing winds of up to 162kmh, the typhoon was moving north-northeast at 40kmh and was expected to move away from the Japanese archipelago.

This article was first published on August 11, 2014.
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