April 22, 2019
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Typhoon leaves 5,000 people stranded at Osaka Airport, evacuation under way

Tokyo, Sep 5 (efe-epa).- Japanese authorities on Wednesday began to evacuate about 5,000 people who remained trapped inside the Kansai International Airport in Osaka in western Japan, which was completely flooded by typhoon Jebi.

Firefighters and coast guard personnel mobilized a ferry to transport passengers from the terminal where they were trapped overnight due to floods on the ground floor and runways of the airport, which is located on an artificial island, according to the operating company.

More than 200 flights were canceled on Monday at Kansai airport, Japan's third busiest airport behind Haneda and Narita airports near Tokyo, which will remain closed indefinitely until the water is pumped off the runways.

The waves triggered by the typhoon caused the sea level to rise by 2.4 meters in Osaka Bay, where the artificial island is located.

Moreover, the bridge connecting the air terminal with the Osaka coast had to be closed due to extreme weather conditions, which led a tanker ship crash into the bridge. However, it has been partially reopened on Wednesday to facilitate the evacuation of passengers.

Typhoon Jebi, the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan in 25 years, struck the western half of the country on Tuesday with torrential rains, causing local rivers to overflow and winds to exceed 210 km/h, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

According to data from local authorities at least seven people were killed and 200 others injured as the storm hurled several objects around, causing multiple accidents in the area.

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