• Kyodo News


After wreaking havoc across the archipelago, Typhoon Melor swept into the Pacific off southern Hokkaido Friday, leaving at least four people dead and 116 injured as high wind and wave warnings remained in place for the region.

The death toll from Melor, the season’s 18th typhoon and the first to hit Japan in two years, rose by two Friday. The body of carp farm employee Mamoru Yatsumori, 63, who disappeared Thursday after falling into a pond at the farm in Kami, Miyagi Prefecture, was found Friday morning, local police said.

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