Japan: Over 14 killed in Hagibis typhoon

At least 14 people have been killed and 16 left missing after Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan on Saturday. The worst storm in 60 years hit Japan and reportedly paralysed Tokyo by flooding rivers.

Many rivers were overflowing into residential areas across the country. As many as six million people in Honshu Island were advised to evacuate.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe extended condolences to those who lost their lives in the tragedy. “I extend my condolences for all those who lost their lives and offer my sympathy to all those impacted by Typhoon No.19,” the PM office tweeted.

According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), the typhoon Hagibis made landfall just before 7 pm (local time) on Saturday.

It may be mentioned here that the country was rattled by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake.

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