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Death toll rises to 35 in Japan amid Typhoon Hagibis

Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds that left thousands of homes on Japan’s main island flooded, damaged or without power.

Residential areas have been flooded following Typhoon Hagibis (Kyodo News via AP)
Residential areas have been flooded following Typhoon Hagibis (Kyodo News via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

The death toll has risen to 35 and 17 people remain missing as Japan deals with the destructive Typhoon Hagibis.

Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers on Monday in central and northern Japan.

Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds on Saturday that left thousands of homes on Japan’s main island flooded, damaged or without power.

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Residents clean a house damaged by Typhoon Hagibis, in Marumori town, Miyagi prefecture (Kyodo News via AP)

Authorities warned more mudslides were possible with rain forecast for the affected area during the day on Monday.

Kyodo News service, assembling information from a wide network, counted 35 deaths caused by the typhoon with 17 people missing. The official count from the Fire and Disaster Management Agency was 19 dead and 13 missing.

Hagibis dropped record amounts of rain for a period in some spots, according to meteorological officials, causing Japan’s many rivers to overflow.

PA

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