Tokyo, Oct 8: One person was killed and dozens were injured when a powerful typhoon struck Japan on Thursday, Oct 8.
Typhoon Melor hit the country's main island with strong winds. It damaged buildings and roads, halting train service and canceling hundreds of flights.
A local police spokesman said, "Hiroshi Kitahara, 54, was killed as he delivered newspapers early in the morning when his motorbike hit a tree felled by the storm in the coastal prefecture of Wakayama."
According to Japan's Meteorological Agency, at about 11:00 am the storm was over Gunma Prefecture in central Japan, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Tokyo. It was moving north at about 30 miles (50 kilometers) per hour.