Typhoon Lan sweeps across Japan; 2 reported dead

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TOKYO (AP) -- A powerful typhoon has caused flooding and landslides along the Pacific coast of Japan. Japanese media say two people have died and one is missing.

Typhoon Lan made landfall around 3 a.m. Monday and swept across Tokyo before heading out to sea several hours later off northeastern Japan.

Kyodo News service says the body of a 70-year-old man whose boat developed engine trouble was found on a beach, and a 63-year-old man died after high winds knocked down scaffolding at a construction site.

Kyodo said one person could not be found after a mudslide hit a house.

The heavy rains inundated neighborhoods in some parts of Japan.



 
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