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Typhoon leaves 160 children stranded on school trip in Kyoto

KYOTO (Kyodo) -- A group of about 160 elementary school pupils have been stranded since Tuesday in a facility where they were staying on a school trip in Kyoto after trees knocked down by a strong typhoon blocked roads surrounding it, local officials said Wednesday.

Of the pupils, two -- a girl and a boy -- have fallen ill and were taken to a hospital by helicopter on Wednesday morning, according to officials from the Kyoto city board of education.

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