35 died, 17 others missing as typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan

At least 35 people died and 17 others are missing as typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan including Tokyo’s metropolitan area, causing multiple rivers to overflow and power blackouts in 3,76,000 houses. More than 100 people were injured across the country after typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Japan’s main island of Honshu on Saturday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that apart from the 376,000 homes that experienced no electricity, 14,000 had no running water after the typhoon Hagibis hit. Bullet trains were also seen engulfed by floodwater at East Japan Railway Co’s Railyard near Nagano Station.

The typhoon has now weakened to an extra-tropical cyclone off Japan’s northeastern coast. Most train services resumed operations after large-scale suspensions, while Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. officials said most of their flights will return to normal today.

The Hindu

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