Typhoon kills at least one as it lashes Japan

October 6, 2014 3:30 AM

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Typhoon kills at least one as it lashes Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - A typhoon lashed Japan on Monday with torrential rain after killing at least one person, forcing the cancellation of flights and prompting warnings to more than 200,000 people to evacuate their homes.

Three U.S. servicemen were swept away by high waves lashing the southwestern island of Okinawa on Sunday as Typhoon Phanfone hit. One was found dead and two were missing. A surfer was swept out to sea.

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