Massive typhoon makes landfall in Japan

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    Torrential rain and tornado-like winds are lashing large parts of Japan, as the country endures what could be its worst storm for 60 years.

    The BBC says the eye of Typhoon Hagibis has made landfall on Japan’s main island in Izu Peninsula, south-west of Tokyo.

    It is now moving up the eastern coast, with wind speeds of 225km/h.

    Japan’s Meteorological Agency has warned that half a metre of rain could fall on the Tokyo area between midday on Saturday and Sunday.

    One man was reportedly killed in Chiba, east of Tokyo, when his car overturned, and at least 60 people have been injured.

    More than seven million people have been urged to leave their homes amid severe flood and landslide warnings.