Japan typhoon death toll rises to 14 people

Japan typhoon death toll rises to 14 people
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Another 16 people are missing. This is reported by Kyodo.

According to the agency, more than 120 people have been injured due to typhoon. TBS reports 22 missing and about 150 injured. At present, the maximum threat level has been canceled in all regions of Japan.

On October 11, the Japan Meteorological Agency warned that a typhoon approaching the country would be comparable to the 1958’s Ida typhoon. Back then, the elements claimed the lives of over 1.2 thousand people.

On the evening of October 12, the Hagibis attacked the Japanese island of Honshu in the area of the Izu Peninsula. The day before, the Japanese authorities recommended that more than 9 million people be evacuated because of the approaching elements.

A typhoon in the Tokyo Gulf sank a cargo ship flying the flag of Panama. There were 12 crew members on board the ship, three of whom were saved, and nine more are missing.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his condolences to the families of the disaster victims. A crisis headquarters was created at the office of the Prime Minister to coordinate actions to eliminate the consequences of the typhoon.



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