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Six dead as strongest typhoon in quarter century batters Japan

OSAKA: The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years battered the west of the country Tuesday with violent winds and heavy rain, killing six and injuring scores more. Powerful gusts ripped sheeting from rooftops, overturned trucks on bridges and swept a tanker anchored in Osaka Bay into a bridge to Kansai International Airport. The damage to the bridge left the airport cut off from the mainland and stranded around 3,000 people there, an official told AFP. The airport was now conducting safety tests on the undamaged…