“As least five people are reported dead and others are missing as Japan endures what could be its worst storm for 60 years.
“The eye of Typhoon Hagibis made landfall shortly before 19:00 local time (10:00 GMT), in Izu Peninsula, south-west of Tokyo.
“It is now moving up the eastern coast of Japan’s main island, with wind speeds of 225km/h (140mph).
“More than 270,000 homes have lost power, Japanese outlet NHK reports.
“Kyodo News agency said five deaths had been confirmed in different areas.
“Two people died after homes were swept away by landslides – a man in Tomioka, Gunma Prefecture, and a woman in Sagamihara near Tokyo.”
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