Typhoon Khanun kills two in Japan as 166,000 homes lose power

Two people are reported dead in Okinawa, state broadcaster NHK says, as slow-moving Typhoon Khanun continues to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to southern Japan, prolonging the potential damage of the storm.

A total of 41 people in Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures were injured, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, and some 166,000 households were out of power on Thursday morning.

Naha Airport, located in Okinawa’s capital city and the main gateway to the popular tourist destination, resumed operations on Thursday after shutting down for two days, but hundreds of flights remained canceled.

The storm in the East China Sea was heading northwest and is projected to change direction to move east towards the country’s mainland through Tuesday, but its path was not determined, according to NHK.

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