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Another storm heading for Japan

Typhoon Lionrock will be the third natural disaster to hit the country within the past week.

FILE: People walk under heavy rain in downtown Tokyo on 22 August 2016. A typhoon is on course for a direct hit on Tokyo, with nearly 400 flights grounded due to heavy rain and strong winds. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Japan is bracing for yet another storm, expected to hit its eastern regions soon.

Typhoon Lionrock will be the third natural disaster to hit the country within the past week.

Last week, two other typhoons lashed the country.

CNN weatherman Derek van Dam says, "Sustained winds of typhoon Lionrock are now at 205 kilometres per hour, which is equivalent to a strong category three, teetering on a category four Atlantic hurricane. We are monitoring it very closely."

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