Death toll by typhoon Hagibis in Japan increased to 66

The death toll from the strongest storm in Japan over the past sixty years, on Tuesday, reached a level of 66. Thousands of households still have no electricity or water.

Three days after the typhoon are still in-fifteen people are unaccounted for, said the Japanese nieuwsomroep NHK. Also were about two hundred people were injured by the storm.

Most of the casualties were in the region of Fukushima, where many of the banks of the river Abukuma, breakthroughs due to the storm. In the Disaster were certainly eighteen people, many of whom were swept away by the waters of the flooded river.

“The government of Japan would like to continue to do so for the victims of the disaster as quickly as possible to a normal life, to give back,” said Japanese prime minister shinzo Abe on Tuesday, in a speech to the Japanese parliament.

The Minister of Finance, Taro Aso, said that there will be a budget of 500 million yen (or eur 4 billion available for disaster relief and the recovery of the country.

Thousands of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and military personnel are searching for survivors of the storm, even though they are afraid that the chance is getting smaller. Despite the fact that the storm is now passed, there will be in the next week’s low temperatures are expected to be in Japan, what is the chance of survival for the missing screen.


Disaster and flood damage in Japan due to typhoon Hagibis


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