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Typhoon kills two in central Japan

A typhoon lashed central Japan on Saturday with torrential rain and fierce winds, killing two and leaving tens of thousands of households without power.

the Japan Meteorological Agency said Shizuoka city, southwest of the capital, Tokyo, was mostly hit; seeing a record 417 mm (16.42 inches) of precipitation since the rain started on Thursday.

A man in his 40s was killed in a landslide and a 29-year-old man was found dead after his car plunged into a reservoir.

According to Reuters, Power was also cut from about 120,000 households. Supplier Chubu Electric Power Grid Co said a landslide had knocked over two electricity pylons.

The country apologize for the inconvenience caused by the power outage, saying the outage is being prolonged due to landslides, among other factors, but efforts are on to fix it as swiftly as possible.

Writing by Marian Benjamin; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu