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England prop Mako Vunipola said he is praying for those affected by Typhoon Hagibis — including members of his own family — as England continues its World Cup preparations in Miyazaki, around 870 km southwest of Tokyo.

At least 35 people died and 17 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades hammered the Tokyo area on Saturday, causing widespread flooding and leaving almost half a million homes without power.

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