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 Japan braces for typhoon

More than 500,000 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.