Powerful typhoon hits Japan, 7 million urged to evacuate
Tokyo: One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit Tokyo paralysed the city on Saturday, leaving millions confined indoors and streets deserted as fierce rain and wind killed two, flooded rivers and threatened widespread damage. NHK reported nine people were missing. Authorities have issued evacuation orders for more than seven million people. Some 80 injuries have been reported so far, while more than 270,000 houses lost power, NHK said. The storm, which the government said could be the strongest to hit Tokyo since1958, brought record-breaking rainfall in many areas.