Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, stated Wednesday that at least 10 people have died and 300 others injured after the passage of Typhoon Jebi, which made landfall in western areas of Japan.
Jebi is the strongest typhoon to reach Japan in the last 25 years. The weather system caused torrential rains, overflowing of rivers and winds that exceeded 210 kilometers per hour (over 130 miles per hour). The impact of Jebi also resulted in material damage to buildings and vehicles.
Over a million houses were left without power, airports were closed, and roads and other means of transport were shut down. Most of the damage and the main cause of the deaths were attributed to high-speed winds. The typhoon struck western Japan, which was hit in July by heavy rains and floodings that killed over 200 people.
"The government will continue to do everything possible to tackle these issues with utmost urgency," Suga said at a news conference.
Emergency services will be deployed to reconstruct the damaged infrastructure. Officials have ordered the evacuation of over a million of the people affected.