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Airport Flooded, Millions Without Electricity in Wake of Typhoon Jebi

  • Ten dead; power and transport remain affected after typhoon
  • Main hub airport could stay shut for a week after flooding
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Airport Flooded, Millions Without Electricity in Wake of Typhoon Jebi
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Regions around Osaka, Japan’s second biggest population center, struggled to recover from damage left by Typhoon Jebi, which left 10 people dead, hundreds of thousands of buildings without power and the area’s main airport closed.

Kansai International Airport, a key transport and cargo hub that lies on an artificial island in Osaka Bay almost directly in the typhoon’s path, remained shut on Wednesday. Jebi, the strongest tropical cyclone to come ashore in 25 years, flooded its runways, and a tanker smashed into the road and rail bridge connecting the airport to the mainland.