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  • Japan Oct 15, 2019

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

  • Japan Oct 14, 2019

    Japan Looks for Missing After Typhoon, Warns of Mudslides

    Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 36 dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday that left thousands of homes on Japan’s main island flooded, damaged or...

  • Europe Jul 10, 2018

    Over 150 Dead in Japan Floods; Many Out of Power, Water

    Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll has exceeded 150. More than 50 people were unaccounted for as of Tuesday evening, many in the hardest-hit Hiroshima area. At Akira Tanimoto’s apartment complex, about a dozen victims have...

  • Japan Mar 27, 2017

    8 Students Feared Dead in Japan Avalanche

    Eight Japanese high school students were feared dead after being caught in an avalanche Monday while being trained in mountain climbing at a ski resort, authorities and media said. The avalanche occurred in the town of Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, about 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of Tokyo. Forty other people were injured, including two who were in serious condition,...

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