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Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Japan has been hit by its most powerful storm in a quarter of a century. Typhoon Jebi has raked the west of the country, killing at least 10 people and leaving a trail of destruction to infrastructure.
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Fire swept through this depot of vehicles in Nishinomiya, western Japan
A major international airport at Kansai, which serves Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, was flooded:
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Speedboats have been deployed to ferry thousands of stranded passengers from the airport in Osaka Bay:
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

The airport lost its link to the mainland when strong winds drove a tanker into a bridge:
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Buses, coaches, cars, lorries, cranes - all were brought down by Jebi.
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Damaged cranes in Nishinomiya...
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

... and vehicles blown over in Osaka
Blackouts have been reported due to cut power lines, with the storm closing business and schools in affected areas.Emergency teams will have their work cut out to restore services:
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

A mangled street in Osaka, one of Japan's major manufacturing areas
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Heavy rain and wind near Osaka station
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Waves triggered by Jebi in Aki in Kochi prefecture
Japan's Typhoon Jebi leaves destruction in its wake

Containers scattered like Lego bricks in Osaka's port
Japan is regularly hit by typhoons. In 2011, Typhoon Talas killed at least 82 people and in 2013 a storm near Tokyo left 40 people dead.All pictures copyright.
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