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Legend of the mediaHelen Willetts talks about the storm Krosa

At least one person died and 49 were injured after a tropical storm crossing part of Japan, the state broadcaster NHK announced.

Storm Krosa sank Thursday near Hiroshima, in southern Japan, and is now moving north, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

More than 400,000 people were invited to evacuate.

About 800 flights and train services were canceled, sabotaging travel during the summer season.

An 82-year-old man from Hiroshima Prefecture died after falling to the sea on Thursday morning while he was stopping a boat in high winds, the Kyodo news agency reported.

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Krosa has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. It was previously classified as a severe tropical storm, a notch below the typhoon category.

Previous images showed strong winds uprooting trees, toppling trucks and spinning pods on a ferris wheel.

We saw high waves breaking in a breakwater, engulfing a lighthouse, while rivers broke and flooded roads.

Even before the landing, heavy rain blocked a group of 18 people on the banks of a flooded river. They were evacuated to higher lands to be saved.

Local media reported that train cancellations had affected links on the island of Shikoku, as well as many Shinkansen high-speed trains between Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka province, in the south-west of country.

Ferries to Shikoku have been canceled due to high waves hitting the coast.

Travel disruption is thought to have affected millions of people who visit their hometown for Bon's holidays, while the Japanese traditionally pay tribute to their ancestors.