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Hours-long wait for stranded passengers and airport employees queueing for shuttle bus out of Kansai Airport island

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Stranded passengers and employees at Kansai Airport waited in line for hours to board shuttle buses that would transport them off the island on September 5.

Authorities began running buses after safety inspections following the shutdown of the busy transport hub after a 2,500-tonne tanker slammed into the bridge that links the offshore island to the mainland the previous day.

This video, filmed by Harry Creo at around 7:40 pm, shows the long queue of people waiting in line.

At least eleven people have been killed and about 600 injured after Typhoon Jebi ripped through western Japan, the most powerful storm to hit the country in 25 years. Winds of up to 135 miles per hour caused widespread destruction in the cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya.

According to a transport ministry official, most of the about 3,000 people stranded at the airport have been transported out, media reported on the morning of September 6. It is unclear when the airport, which operates over 400 flights a day, could be reopened.

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