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(Update 2) Typhoon Hagibis Kills 14 People, Leaves Deep Scars

(Update 2) Typhoon Hagibis Kills 14 People, Leaves Deep Scars

   Tokyo, Oct. 13 (Jiji Press)--Very powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which struck Japan Saturday to Sunday, left 14 people dead while causing extensive damage through landslides and flooding.
   According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, 13 people have been unaccounted for.
   The 19th typhoon of this year moved off the Sanriku coast of the Tohoku northeastern region on Sunday morning and turned into an extratropical cyclone around noon (3 a.m. GMT), after crossing the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, and the Kanto eastern region including Tokyo from Saturday night to early Sunday. The 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 fell apart, leaving a woman dead. In the city of Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, part of Tohoku, the whereabouts of two people are unknown.
   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.

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