Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 43

Residents bringing out their belongings from their houses in the Hoyasu area, flooded and devastated by Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, today. Authorities are combing for survivors in disaster struck areas of Japan as the death toll reaches 43. – EPA pic, October 14, 2019.

TENS of thousands of rescue workers in Japan battled today to find survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed at least 43 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper efforts.

Typhoon Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night, unleashing high winds and torrential rain across 36 of the country’s 47 prefectures, and triggering landslides and catastrophic flooding.

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