Death toll in Japan after a typhoon Hagibis has risen to 26

The number of deaths in Japan due to the heavy typhoon Hagibis has risen to 26. According to the authorities, were more than 170 people were injured by the typhoon, which on Saturday landed. It is Japan’s strongest typhoon in the sixty-year period of time.

According to the public news service of NHK, be sure and sixteen people are missing and over a hundred others were injured. About 400,000 households are without access to electricity.

Japanese prime minister shinzo Abe offers his condolences to the relatives expressed. “The government will do everything it can to make sure that it is in public life, in order you can come,” he filled in.


Wreaked havoc and flooded streets in Japan due to typhoon Hagibis

Hagibis results, according to the authorities of the heaviest downpours of rain and gusts of wind in a few years. In a lot of places it fell to a record amount of rain, leading to mud slides. Surely, thirteen of the rivers are out of their banks, came into force and it is expected that this number will still increase.

Because of the disruption the airports in Tokyo and on Saturday, the traffic came to a standstill. In other parts of the country, was on Saturday, the public life and be quiet. Due to the improved weather conditions, the traffic in the capital Sunday, the weather slowly started.

A cargo ship sank in waters near Tokyo

The Japanese authorities reported on Sunday (local time) in the waters off Tokyo-a cargo ship has sunk. The ship was out of the question as typhoon Hagibis on Saturday in Japan, and to the land, according to the Japanese ministry of Transport.

According to the Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri, there are at least five of the twelve crew members lost their lives in the scheepsongeluk. In any case, the four persons could have been saved. There were, according to the newspaper, and crew members from Myanmar, China, and Vietnam, among others, on board the ship.


  • Each and every morning to know what is at night you have missed it? Around midday an update on the most important piece of news? Subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular