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Wind turbine is BLOWN OVER as typhoon tears through Japan

A 196-foot wind turbine toppled over after a powerful typhoon tore through Japan.

The structure in Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park was built in 2002 in memory of the Great Hanshin Earthquake which devastated parts of Hyogo prefecture in 1995.

It was uprooted early this morning as powerful Typhoon Cimaron hit the western part of the country.

Pictures show the turbine lying fragmented on its side with parts of it littered across a road running alongside the park.

A windmill tumbles down at Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park after Typhoon Cimarron hit Awaji, Hyogo prefecture, western Japan

Worship hall of Taishogun-jinja Shrine tumbles down after Typhoon Cimarron hit the area in Kyoto, western Japan

Worship hall of Taishogun-jinja Shrine tumbles down after Typhoon Cimarron hit the area in Kyoto, western Japan

A partially damaged roof of an apartment building is seen after Typhoon Cimarron hit the area in Nishinomiya, western Japan

A partially damaged roof of an apartment building is seen after Typhoon Cimarron hit the area in Nishinomiya, western Japan

A landslide site is seen near railroad tracks after Typhoon Cimarron hit the area in Kobe, western Japan

A landslide site is seen near railroad tracks after Typhoon Cimarron hit the area in Kobe, western Japan

Passengers wait for delayed trains after Typhoon Cimarron hit the area at Osaka Station in Osaka, western Japan

Passengers wait for delayed trains after Typhoon Cimarron hit the area at Osaka Station in Osaka, western Japan

The storm caused scattered damage, flooding and landslides as it swept across western Japan. 

A worship hall collapsed at a Shinto shrine in Kyoto, leaving the roof almost on the ground.

Strong winds also tipped over trucks on the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge that connects Awaji Island and Honshu. 

Japan’s disaster agency tallied 30 people injured, two seriously.

More than 300 flights have been cancelled and high-speed bullet train service was suspended in the region.

High wave hits a breakwater in Aki city, Kochi prefecture, western Japan as a typhoon Cimaron approached the area

High wave hits a breakwater in Aki city, Kochi prefecture, western Japan as a typhoon Cimaron approached the area

High waves hit a fishing port in Aki, Kochi prefecture, western Japan

High waves hit a fishing port in Aki, Kochi prefecture, western Japan

People gather as high wave hits the coast in Shirahama, Wakayama prefecture, western Japan

People gather as high wave hits the coast in Shirahama, Wakayama prefecture, western Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency said Cimarron, now a tropical storm, was back at sea and heading for northern Japan after bringing heavy rain and high winds to the port city of Kobe and elsewhere in western Japan overnight.

The agency said Cimarron was moving north with maximum sustained winds of 56mph with gusts to 78mph.

It was forecast to reach the northern island of Hokkaido on Friday night.

Three students were believed to have been dragged into the ocean by strong waves while setting off fireworks at a beach in Shizuoka City as the typhoon approached Wednesday night. 

Japanese media said the search for them resumed Friday.

Rice paddies are flooded after Typhoon Soulik dumped heavy rains in Haenam, South Korea

Rice paddies are flooded after Typhoon Soulik dumped heavy rains in Haenam, South Korea

A ferry terminal is deserted in Incheon, South Korea

A ferry terminal is deserted in Incheon, South Korea

High waves crash onto Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea

High waves crash onto Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea

Meanwhile, South Korea’s weather agency said Typhoon Soulik’s force had diminished as it moved northeast. 

But it was still expected to pound the country’s mountainous eastern region with strong rain and winds before exiting the peninsula.

About 22,000 power outages were reported at homes, buildings and farms in the southern regions and more than 700 flights were canceled on Thursday. 

North Korea reported heavy rain in its east coast city of Wonsan and in neighboring Munchon, which were lashed by 13 inches and 24.5 inches of rain respectively.

Residents gather under umbrellas as rain falls in Pyongyang, North Korea

Residents gather under umbrellas as rain falls in Pyongyang, North Korea

Residents gather under umbrellas and shelter as rain falls in Pyongyang, North Korea

Residents gather under umbrellas and shelter as rain falls in Pyongyang, North Korea

Residents gather under umbrellas and shelter as rain falls in Pyongyang, North Korea

Residents gather under umbrellas and shelter as rain falls in Pyongyang, North Korea

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