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Tropical Storm Nangka reportedly kills 2 in Japan, causes flooding and travel disruptions

  • In this July 16, 2015 photo, waves crash against Katsurahama in Kochi on the island of Shikoku, western Japan, as a strong tropical storm sweeps across western Japan. Tropical Storm Nangka caused serious flooding Friday morning, July 17,  and disrupted air and train travel as it crossed the island of Shikoku and the main Japanese island of Honshu. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this July 16, 2015 photo, waves crash against Katsurahama in Kochi on the island of Shikoku, western Japan, as a strong tropical storm sweeps across western Japan. Tropical Storm Nangka caused serious flooding Friday morning, July 17, and disrupted air and train travel as it crossed the island of Shikoku and the main Japanese island of Honshu. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this July 16, 2015 photo, waves crash against Katsurahama in Kochi on the island of Shikoku, western Japan, as a strong tropical storm sweeps across western Japan. Tropical Storm Nangka caused serious flooding Friday morning, July 17,  and disrupted air and train travel as it crossed the island of Shikoku and the main Japanese island of Honshu. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this July 16, 2015 photo, waves crash against Katsurahama in Kochi on the island of Shikoku, western Japan, as a strong tropical storm sweeps across western Japan. Tropical Storm Nangka caused serious flooding Friday morning, July 17, and disrupted air and train travel as it crossed the island of Shikoku and the main Japanese island of Honshu. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Two people have reportedly died as a strong tropical storm sweeps across western Japan.

Tropical Storm Nangka caused serious flooding Friday morning and disrupted air and train travel as it crossed the island of Shikoku and the main Japanese island of Honshu.

Public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News agency report that two elderly men died in Hyogo prefecture while getting ready for the storm.

A 71-year-old man died after injuring his head while reinforcing window glass and Kyodo News reports that the body of an 85-year-old man was found after he apparently went outside to check a farming canal.

Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency says authorities are also checking a report that a person was washed away in Saitama prefecture, near Tokyo.