10 Still Missing in Japan after Typhoon Hagibis

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Tokyo, Oct. 16 (Jiji Press)--Ten people are still missing in six prefectures as of Wednesday after powerful Typhoon Hagibis brought record-breaking torrential rains in central and eastern Japan last weekend.

The death toll from the 19th typhoon of the year rose to 77 in 12 prefectures.

Police, fire department and Self-Defense Forces members are working around the clock to search for and rescue those missing in the six prefectures including Fukushima, northeastern Japan, and Kanagawa, south of Tokyo.

They are also providing aid to residents of mountainous areas cut off because of damage to roads.

The Japan Meteorological Agency is calling for caution against potential landslides in the eastern half of the Tohoku northeastern Japan region, where heavy rains are expected again over the weekend.

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