Kansai airport closes due to Typhoon Jebi

Source: The Japan Times.

A powerful typhoon in Japan has caused the closure of Kansai airport, close to the city of Osaka, with all flights being cancelled.

Kansai airport serves the cities of Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto and international passengers and is a vital hub for the country; an ocean tanker recently hit its bridge to the mainland: the bridge connects travelers to the island airport.

The typhoon, named Jebi, has killed at least ten people so far in Japan.

Infrastructure in the country has been badly damaged due to the destructive nature of the storm, with a 6.6 magnitude earthquake and subsequent landslide also contributing to infrastructural collapse.

Different reports claim when the airport will reopen, although there is no known consensus on when Kansai airport will officially open again.