The strongest typhoon to hit Japan mainland in 25 years smashed a tanker into bridge, forcing one of the country largest airport to close and hundreds of flights to be canceled.At least have eight people died since Typhoon jebi slammed in to japan tuesday, bringing strong winds and lashing rain.
Six of those killed were in Osaka Prefecture and one each in Shiga and Mie Prefectures according to the regional government.Police in Shiga told This News that one man died in Higashiomi City after the warehouse he was working in collapsed.
Winds lashed building and whipped up the sea yanking an 90 meter long tanker.the Houunmaru from its anchorage and ramming it into the bridge connecting Kansai Airport with the mainland.Image showed the ship upper decks samshed against bridge, dislodging of the road and forcing authorities to close it to traffic.
The bridge reopened on Wednesday but not before around 3000 passengers spent a night trapped in the airport.Some were evacuated on buses Wednesday morning to lzumiasano Station in Osaka City.Hundards of other to leave on high speed boat dispatched to kansai Airport wednesday to ferry passengers to kobe Airport to catch alternative flights.
Storm surges also swaped runaways at kansai Airport with water washed in from Osaka Bay. Flight cancellations also affected Itami Airport in Osaka and Chubu Centrair International airport in nagoya.Aerial images of the images o the damage showed rows of cars that had been consumed by flames at an auctioneer lot in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.