Typhoon Neoguri: Mudslide in Japan caught on video

(NTV, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A 12-year-old boy in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture is the newest victim of a powerful storm.

Video from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism shows a torrent of mud and debris during a landslide in Nagano.

Typhoon Neoguri has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is now moving through western Japan.

The season's eighth typhoon has injured dozens of people across Japan and caused a number of fatalities.

Among them was a 12-year-old junior high school boy who was hit by mudflow in Nagano Prefecture Wednesday.

Heavy rain was expected Thursday in Nagiso, where the mudslide occurred.

The city has called for people to move to safe locations.

More than 200 people there are currently staying in a shelter.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the storm was moving east and was expected to pass through central Japan Friday.

Japan's two major airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, are canceling many flights linking Kyushu and Shikoku with other parts of Japan.

Heavy rain forced Japan Airlines to cancel more than 130 flights and All Nippon Airways more than 30.

More flight cancelations are expected depending on the trajectory of the storm.
 


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