Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills four in Japan

Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills four in Japan


Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills four in Japan

TOKYO — Japan’s military scrambled Sunday to rescue people trapped by flooding in the aftermath of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which killed at least four people, caused landslides and burst

Japan’s military deployed helicopters to rescue people seen in aerial footage standing on balconies waving towels to attract attention.

Aerial footage showed a row of bullet trains half-submerged in muddy waters at a depot in Nagano.

Hagibis smashed into the main Japanese island of Honshu around 7:00 pm Saturday as one of the most violent typhoons in recent years, with wind gusts of up to 216 kilometers per hour.

The second confirmed death was a man in his 60s killed in a landslide north of Tokyo.

A fourth person, a woman, was in “cardio-respiratory” arrest — a term often used in Japan before an official doctor certifies death — after being pulled from a home engulfed by a landslide in Samigahara, southwest of Tokyo, local media said.

“Unprecedented heavy rain has been seen in cities, towns and villages for which the emergency warning was issued,” JMA forecaster Yasushi Kajiwara told reporters.

The storm wreaked havoc even before arriving in Japan, forcing the delay of Japanese Grand Prix qualifiers and the cancellation of two Saturday Rugby World Cup matches.

The cancellation is a blow for the northern town of Kamaishi, which was nearly wiped off the map by the 2011 tsunami disaster and has participated as a host city in a show of its recovery.

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