35 killed as Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan

2019-10-14 at 05:45

Japan has deployed tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers after one of the strongest storms in years hit, killing at least 35 people.

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday, moving north and bringing severe flooding. Seventeen people are missing from the storm.

In central Nagano prefecture, water surrounded Japan’s famous bullet trains while helicopters plucked stranded residents from rooftops.

A total of 27,000 military troops and other rescue crews have been deployed in relief operations. Nearly 150,000 homes in the greater Tokyo area are without power with running water also hit.

Train and flight services cancelled under the threat of Hagibis are resuming.