tokio - In Japan, at least two people were killed by the natural violence that Hurricane Lan brought with him. The typhoon reached Japan's mainland on Monday, but has now been tainted into a second category hurricane.
The hurricane caused landslides and floods on the island. Also, public transport and air traffic were disregarded. Rivers ran outside their banks and fishing boats were swept up by the hurricane.
The Japanese authorities had advised tens of thousands of people in different parts of the country to evacuate. Tokyo was warned of heavy winds and heavy rainfall, but most of the misery continued to save the capital.