Typhoon Hagibis: Death toll rises to 43, 16 missing


Tokyo: The death toll in Typhoon Hagibis has risen to 43. Sixteen persons have gone missing. The rescue workers are battling on Monday to find more survivors.

Typhoon Hagibis pounded Japan on Saturday night unleashing high winds and torrential rain across 36 of the country’s 47 prefectures. The typhoon has triggered landslides and catastrophic flooding.

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, told an emergency disaster meeting on Monday that “even now, many people are still unaccounted for in the disaster-hit area”. He said rescue units are trying their best to find out possible survivors.

One of the worst-hit regions in Nagano is experiencing torrential rain hampering rescue operation, authorities said.

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