ABCNews – Once-In-A-Decade Typhoon Reaches Japan, Tracking Towards Fukushima Nuclear Plant – 16 October 2013

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Photo: A NASA satellite image shows Typhoon Wipha over Japan. (AFP/NASA ) 

At least three people in Japan have been killed as Typhoon Wipha,described by forecasters as “the strongest in 10 years”, passed close to Tokyo.

Around 30 people were unaccounted for on Izu Oshima Island, which lies in the Pacific 120 kilometres south of central Tokyo, after five houses were destroyed or swept away by a series of landslides and floods according to the national broadcaster NHK.

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