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Typhoon leaves 19 dead as Japan launches major rescue

Updated : 2019-10-13 13:44:10

Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan Sunday to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to at least 19 with more than a dozen missing.

An apartment building, centre right, with its first floor underwater is seen in the residential area hit by Typhoon Hagibis, in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)
An apartment building, centre right, with its first floor underwater is seen in the residential area hit by Typhoon Hagibis, in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. (Kyodo News via AP)
Bullet trains are seen submerged in muddy waters in Nagano, central Japan. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
Bullet trains are seen submerged in muddy waters in Nagano, central Japan. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
Residential area, left, are submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke because of Typhoon Hagibis, in Nagano, central Japan. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
Residential area, left, are submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke because of Typhoon Hagibis, in Nagano, central Japan. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
A Japan Self-Defense Force helicopter hovers above submerged residential area after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke because of Typhoon Hagibis, in Nagano, central Japan. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
A Japan Self-Defense Force helicopter hovers above submerged residential area after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke because of Typhoon Hagibis, in Nagano, central Japan. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
Houses are submerged in muddy waters as Typhoon Hagibis hit the area, in Kawagoe, north of Tokyo. (Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP)
Houses are submerged in muddy waters as Typhoon Hagibis hit the area, in Kawagoe, north of Tokyo. (Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP)
Cars are stranded on a road as the city is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, in Nagano, central Japan. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
Cars are stranded on a road as the city is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, in Nagano, central Japan. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
A vehicle falls off the collapsed road in the typhoon-hit Kakuda city, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan. (Kyodo News via AP)
A vehicle falls off the collapsed road in the typhoon-hit Kakuda city, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan. (Kyodo News via AP)
Students and residents scoop dirt as the town are flooded Typhoon Hagibis, in Marumori, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan. (Kyodo News via AP)
Students and residents scoop dirt as the town are flooded Typhoon Hagibis, in Marumori, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan. (Kyodo News via AP)
Vehicles are seen in mud water as Typhoon Hagibis hit the city in Sano, Tochigi prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP)
Vehicles are seen in mud water as Typhoon Hagibis hit the city in Sano, Tochigi prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP)
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