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POWER UTILITY | Staff Reporter, Japan
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TEPCO struggles to revive electricity after typhoon

Two people had died because of the lack of power.

Reuters reports that Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has not been able to restore electricity to about 400,000 homes after outages caused by Typhoon Faxai, whilst media reported at least two people had died because they had no power.

Typhoon Faxai hit the capital and surrounding regions with destructive winds of up to 216 kph (134 mph) in the early hours of Monday, causing at least one death, damage, transport chaos and power outages.

National broadcaster NHK said two people in Chiba prefecture east of Tokyo died from heat-stroke due to a lack of power for air-conditioning, as temperatures rose sharply after the typhoon.

Tokyo Electric, Japan’s biggest power provider, usually referred to as Tepco, said plans to restore power to all households by Wednesday had been delayed because repairs were taking longer than expected and work had been held up by thunderstorms.

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