58 dead, rescuers in 24/7 hunt for missing after Japan typhoon

A resident cleans a flood-damaged home in Nagano after Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan three days ago, unleashing high winds, torrential rain and triggered landslides and catastrophic flooding. – AFP pic, October 15, 2019.

FRESH rain threatened to hamper efforts by tens of thousands of Japanese rescuers searching for survivors after a powerful typhoon that by early today had killed 58 people.

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

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