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Dramatic footage captures Japanese landslide

Dramatic footage has captured the moment Typhoon Neoguri caused a landslide in Japan's southern main island of Kyushu after passing through the islands of Okinawa.

The powerful typhoon has brought heavy rain across the country, leaving three people killed and 45 injured, Reuters has reported.

Evacuation advisories have been issued for more than 42,000 homes and officials are asking the public to be on alert for further landslides and flooding.

Weather officials say more heavy rain is expected across the country as Neoguri moves east with up to 80 millimeters per hour of rainfall and a maximum wind velocity of 90 kilometers per hour.

Typhoon Neoguri causes destruction in Okinawa

Typhoon Neoguri has caused destruction as it passes over Japan's southern island of Okinawa.

Half a million people have been urged to seek shelter as the powerful typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its south-western islands.

A wooden house which collapsed due to strong winds caused by Typhoon Neoguri is seen in Naha, Okinawa. Credit: Reuters
A roadside tree which collapsed due to strong winds caused by Typhoon Neoguri is seen in Naha, Okinawa. Credit: Reuters
Women walk in strong winds at Kokusai street, a shopping and amusement district in Naha, on Japan's southern island of Okinawa. Credit: Reuters

The powerful typhoon forced Japanese authorities to cancel flights and schools have been closed.

Forecasters said the storm could be one of the strongest to hit Japan, generating waves up to 14m.

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500,000 urged to evacuate as typhoon heads to Japan

More than 500,000 people have been urged to evacuate their homes on Japan's southwestern islands as Typhoon Neoguri sweeps in.

Typhoon Neoguri, with gusts of more than 155 mph, races towards Okinawa island. Credit: APTN

"People must take the utmost caution," Keiji Furuya, state minister in charge of disaster management, told a news conference.

Buses have ground to a halt in many areas as the typhoon moves towards Japan. Credit: APTN

The storm will be at its most powerful as it passes Okinawa, some 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southwest of Tokyo on Tuesday, and is forecast to reach Tokyo later in the week.

Japan urges 100,000 to evacuate as typhoon moves in

More than 100,000 people have been urged to evacuate their homes in Japan as a powerful typhoon threatens to bring torrential rain and high winds to the country's southern islands.

Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its original status as a super typhoon, but remains intense, with gusts of more than 155 mph (250 km per hour).

It is powering towards the Okinawa island chain where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect.

Nearly 7,000 households lost power and an oil refinery halted operations.

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