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Typhoon Kills 8, Hurts 13 in Western Japan

October 18, 1987|Associated Press

TOKYO — Typhoon Kelly moved across western Japan on Saturday, leaving eight people dead and 13 injured in landslides and flooding. The typhoon, the first to hit Japan's main islands in two years, disrupted land, sea and air traffic as it dumped more than 20 inches of rain on some areas, officials said.

The National Police Agency recorded 452 landslides, 20 destroyed bridges, 194 damaged roadways and damaged railways in 20 prefectures (states) in western Japan. The typhoon turned into a tropical storm later Saturday and the storm moved into the Sea of Japan.

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