Japan typhoon death toll climbs to 74, rescuers search for missing people
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  • 08:49 16 October 2019

Japan typhoon death toll climbs to 74, rescuers search for missing people

Rescue workers in Japan searched for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said, many drowned by flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Public broadcaster NHK said 12 were missing and more than 220 injured after Typhoon Hagibis lashed through the Japanese archipelago at the weekend. Throughout the eastern half of the main island of Honshu, 52 rivers had flooded over.

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