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Exodus begins for over 10,000 stranded at Narita airport

Typhoon forces mass sleepover at Tokyo hub and raises concern for Olympics

The arrival lobby at Narita International Airport overflows with travelers unable to find ground transportation after a powerful typhoon battered the Tokyo area on Sept. 9. (Photo by Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- Over 13,000 people spent the night at Narita International Airport waiting for more train and bus services to be restored after one of the strongest typhoons in recent years to batter Japan's capital region.

Railway lines connecting the airport with central Tokyo resumed operation on Tuesday morning, helping to clear out the crowds at the city's main international gateway.

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