Videos show Typhoon Lan making destructive landfall in Japan


At least three people in Japan have been killed after Typhoon Lan slammed into the island on Monday.

Tens of thousands of people have also been forced to evacuate after the intense Category 4 storm made landfall in the Shizuoka prefecture, which lies to the south-west of Tokyo. 

The country experienced winds of up to 198km/h (123mph), according to the weather agency.

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Footage captured by some social media users across Japan show the impact of the typhoon:

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A collapsed road is seen following torrential rain caused by typhoon Lan in Kishiwada, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo on October 23, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A listing cargo ship which ran onto a breakwater earlier, amid strong wind caused by Typhoon Lan, is seen at a port in Toyama prefecture, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo on October 23, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.
浜松駅付近の様子です #台風21号 https://t.co/Skj7MddZax
2:45 am. Violent surge crashing over seawall & onto roads in Omaezaki. 952 mb. Chasing #Typhoon #LAN https://t.co/E2w0y5oZVL
Heavy rain swirling around the streets south of Shizuoka #Japan ahead of #typhoon #Lan https://t.co/PpumoeAM1u
駅の1Fが水没、2Fへ避難。近鉄の駅員さんたちは大変な中、働き続けてくれています。 https://t.co/LVyqbwHBKw
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Even vehicles were not spared.

A train in Japan's Yokohama city was on Monday morning hit by lightning, causing it to breakdown, and for smoke to start filling into its carriages.

According to twitter user @sotetsu_akb, passengers were only evacuated after 15 minutes of waiting onboard the train. Thankfully, nobody was injured.

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who was onboard the Cupola module of the International Space Station, had also hours before tweeted pictures of Typhoon Lan as seen from space, as it made its way towards Japan.

The typhoon has since weakened to a category 2 storm, and was moving northeast of Tokyo on Monday afternoon.

It is expected to become a tropical depression by Tuesday.

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