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Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm
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Sunday, 13 October, 2019, 11:20

At least nine people are reported dead as Japan recovers from its biggest storm in decades.

Typhoon Hagibis triggered floods and landslides as it battered the country with wind speeds of 225km/h (140mph).

Rivers have breached their banks in at least 14 different places, inundating residential neighbourhoods.

The storm led to some Rugby World Cup matches being cancelled but a key fixture between Japan and Scotland will go ahead on Sunday.

Hagibis is heading north and is expected to move back into the North Pacific later on Sunday.

It made landfall on Saturday shortly before 19:00 local time (10:00 GMT), in Izu Peninsula, south-west of Tokyo and moved up the east coast. Almost half a million homes were left without power.

In the town of Hakone near Mount Fuji more than 1m (3ft) of rain fell on Friday and Saturday, the highest total ever recorded in Japan over 48 hours.

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm
Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm
Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm
Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm
Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm
Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm
Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm
Typhoon Hagibis: Japan suffers deadly floods and landslides from storm