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September 01, 1985

Typhoon Pat swept through southwestern Japan with winds of up to 124 m.p.h., leaving 10 people dead and 16 missing and injuring 156 people, officials in Tokyo said. The typhoon also sank a cargo ship and a number of fishing vessels. Among those reported missing were 10 who were on the boats. The typhoon, the equivalent of a hurricane that occurs in the Pacific west of the international date line, hit Friday morning at Makurazai on the southern tip of the island of Kyushu.

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