Japan rescuers search for typhoon survivors

first_imgAt least 40 people were killed in thetyphoon that left vast sections of towns in central and eastern Japan underwater, with another 16 missing and 189 injured, public broadcaster NHK said. NAGANO – Rescue workers waded throughmuddy, waist-high waters on Monday searching for missing people after one ofthe worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent history. Over 110,000 police officers, soldiersand coastguard personnel, and around 100 helicopters were mobilized forMonday’s rescue operations, Chief Cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said.     Typhoon Hagibis made landfall onJapan’s main island of Honshu on Saturday and headed out to sea early onSunday.     center_img Government personnel paddle a boat during rescue operations after a typhoon swept through Kawagoe, Saitama prefecture, Japan on Oct. 13. JGSDF/VIA REUTERS Over 92,000 households were stillwithout power early on Monday, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industrysaid. That was down from 262,000 households as of midday on Sunday.(Reuters)last_img

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