Typhoon Hagibis Leaves 6 Dead, 13 Missing

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Tokyo, Oct. 13 (Jiji Press)--Powerful Typhoon Hagibis has left six people dead and 13 others missing in Japan.

The 19th typhoon of this year moved off the Sanriku coast in the Tohoku northeastern region on Sunday morning after crossing the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, and the Kanto eastern region including Tokyo from Saturday night to early Sunday. The super typhoon caused record-breaking rains and violent winds in the Tokai central region including Shizuoka, the Kanto-Koshin eastern to central regions, and Tohoku.

Landslides occurred in numerous locations. In the city of Tomioka, Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, three houses collapsed due to landslides, killing a male resident in his 60s. In the city of Sagamihara in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, several houses were hit by landslides and fell apart, leaving a woman dead. In the city of Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, part of Tohoku, the whereabouts of two people are unknown after landslides.

In Takatsu Ward in the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa, the first floor of a condominium building was flooded, and a man in his 60s was confirmed dead after being sent to hospital in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest.

Two people died in the eastern prefecture of Tochigi, including a woman who was found dead in a submerged car.

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