TOKYO -- A typhoon that left a trail of dead in the Philippines pummeled eastern Japan, leaving two dead, flooding cities, snapping power lines and burying homes in landslides.
Residents of Mito, northeast of Tokyo, trudged through torrents of muddy water Saturday that raced down streets and lapped storefronts.
An 81-year-old man drowned after falling into a flooded canal, police said, and a 30-year-old man was found floating after his car veered off a wet road and he was thrown into an irrigation ditch.
By Saturday afternoon, Typhoon Kirogi was heading northeast in the Pacific Ocean, about 66 miles northeast of Sendai, 190 miles northeast of Tokyo, the Meteorological Agency said.
Meanwhile, officials in the Philippines on Saturday doubled the death count to 27 there from Kirogi and a second typhoon, Kai Tak, that continued to dump monsoon rains on the country's northwestern waters. About 800,000 individuals -- up from 400,000 Friday -- crowded evacuation centers in schools and government buildings, according to the government disaster management agency.
Kai-tak was headed for Taiwan Saturday and was located about 160 miles southwest of the southern tip of the island.
Torrential rains from Kirogi, which was packing winds up to 76 mph, flooded at least 300 homes in the Tokyo metropolitan area, according to the Tokyo Fire Department.
The typhoon knocked out power lines in several parts of central Japan, cutting electricity to 20,000 homes for as long as four hours, said Soichi Takeguchi, a spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power Co.
In the Tokyo area, a 63-year-old woman and a 24-year-old newspaper delivery man were injured after falling down in strong winds.
More than 100 domestic flights were canceled and some train services were suspended.
On Saturday morning the storm lashed the Izu island chain south of Tokyo before barreling into Japan's main island of Honshu.
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