Death toll at 21 as Typhoon Nabi clears out

Typhoon Nabi moved north away from the Japanese archipelago on Thursday, with the death toll from the storm rising to 21 after a body believed to be that of a missing man was found at the site of a landslide in Takachiho, Miyazaki Prefecture, in the afternoon. Six people were still listed as missing.

The victims were killed mainly by landslides and floods triggered by downpours in southern and western Japan.

The typhoon moved over the Sea of Okhotsk on Thursday morning after crossing Hokkaido overnight and Meteorological Agency officials said it became an extratropical low at 3 p.m.

The typhoon brought heavy rain and strong winds to Hokkaido, causing the cancellation of two flights connecting New Chitose Airport near Sapporo and Tokyo’s Haneda airport Thursday.