Heatstroke kills 2 in Japan post-typhoon blackout

A 93-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man were found unconscious at their respective homes on Tuesday and were later confirmed dead by doctors, an official from Chiba prefecture east of Tokyo told AFP. At least 48 other people were sent to hospital for symptoms of heatstroke Tuesday, she said, as the mercury hit above 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in areas where electricity is still out after Typhoon Faxai hit on Monday. Continue Reading

Typhoon ‘Faxai’ stranded 17,000 at Tokyo airport

Airport spokesman Kei Miyahara told that a total of 16,900 were stuck at the airport at midnight. ‘Passengers are now beginning to go home or to their final destinations as buses and trains have resumed operations,’ Miyahara said early today. Continue Reading