The Newest: Hurricane leaves 7 lifeless, 15 lacking in Japan


The Newest on the harm from Hurricane Habigis in Japan (all instances native):

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11 a.m.

Japan’s chief authorities spokesman Yoshihide Suga says Hurricane Hagibis has left seven lifeless and 15 lacking.

He says harm to housing from the flooding is intensive however promised restoration is on its manner. Some 376,000 houses are with out electrical energy, and 14,000 houses lack operating water.

Boats in addition to helicopters are being deployed to the flooded areas, whereas rescue crew are digging by means of filth in different areas to attempt to get individuals out from houses buried by landslides.

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7:40 a.m.

Rescue efforts for individuals stranded in flooded areas are in full drive after a strong storm dashed heavy rainfall and winds by means of a widespread space of Japan, together with Tokyo.

Hurricane Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo Saturday and moved northward.

Public broadcaster NHK TV reported Sunday the storm had left three individuals lifeless, one particular person in cardiac arrest, 17 lacking and 80 injured.

Information footage confirmed a rescue helicopter hovering in a flooded space in Nagano Prefecture, after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, plucking individuals from the second ground of a house submerged in muddy waters.

A number of different rivers had additionally overflowed, together with Tama River close to Tokyo, based on NHK.

Authorities warned that the danger of mudslides remained.