Typhoon Vongfong barreled into Japan on Monday morning, with at least one person missing and dozens injured while more than 300 flights were grounded, officials and local media said.

Winds of up to 112 miles (180 km) per hour whipped ashore as the typhoon made landfall in Makurazaki on Kyushu island at around 8.30 am (2330 GMT), the meteorological agency said.

The typhoon is forecast to churn north-east through the Japanese archipelago at a speed of 30 kilometres per hour, the agency said, adding that it may reach the Kanto region – which includes Tokyo – late on Monday or early Tuesday.

Television footage showed the roof and walls of a house ripped off by gusts in Makurazaki, while huge waves were smashing into breakwaters.

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