Typhoon Hagibis Leaves 37 Dead, 20 Missing in Japan

Typhoon Hagibis, the worst storm to hit Japan in decades, has left at least 37 dead, with 20 missing.

More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after the disaster struck the country on Saturday.

The typhoon also caused the cancellation of three Rugby World Cup matches but the key match between Japan and Scotland went ahead.

Japan won 28-21 to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.

Afterwards, national team coach Jamie Joseph paid tribute to those affected.

The typhoon has weakened and moved away from land but has left a trail of destruction.

Thousands of police officers, firefighters, coast guard, and military are working to reach those trapped by landslides and floods.

The typhoon battered into eight prefectures across Japan, with wind speeds of up to 225km/h (140mph).

In the central prefecture of Nagano, a group of rescuers wearing snorkels and goggles began searching for survivors in waist-high water.

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14 October 2019 11:47