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Clean-up, rescue Attempts on in Japan Because typhoon Hagibis death toll nears 70

Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday night, releasing ferocious winds and”unprecedented” rain which triggered landslides and induced heaps of rivers to burst their banks.

From Tuesday morning, national broadcaster NHK put the toll at almost 70, with over a dozen lost. The authorities confirmed the death toll has been reduced, however, it also said it was updating its information.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said there was not any strategy to slow rescue operations, together with approximately 110,000 authorities, coast guard, firefighters and army troops included.

“Presently in damaged regions rescue function and hunts for the lost are ongoing round the clock,” Abe told parliament.

“Where rivers flooded, work is continuing to repair places where banks broke water has been pumped out where flooding occurred,” he added.

The prime minister’s office said over 3,000 people have been rebuilt in the aftermath of the tragedy, which influenced 36 of the nation’s 47 prefectures.

Rain inspires fresh warnings

Government officials cautioned that more rain was expected during the day Tuesday in many areas of the nation affected by the typhoon.

“Due to the heavy rain up to now, water amounts at rivers have grown and earth has softened in certain areas,” said chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga.

“We ask people to not lose their guard and to stay fully awake,” he told reporters.

Hagibis crashed into territory packaging gusts around 216 kilometers (134 kilometers ) per hour, but it had been the storm’s heavy rain that caused the maximum harm.

Deaths were reported across several prefectures and also included a guy whose flat had been flooded, a city employee whose car was caught in waters and seven crew aboard a cargo ship that sank in Tokyo bay on Saturday night.

From Tuesday morning, a few 34,000 families were still without electricity, and 133,000 houses had no water.

Tens of thousands of individuals spent Monday night in government shelters, together with many uncertain if they would have the ability to return home.

The government vowed to provide financial aid to affected areas, without demonstrating how much help it’d set aside.

“Service for the victims of this tragedy is an urgent job,” Abe said.

“There are worries that the effect on everyday life and financial activities might be long-term.”

One of the areas affected by the storm was that the Fukushima area, where many bags containing plants and soil accumulated during nuclear decontamination attempts were washed off.

“Ten bags from 2,667 were hauled into a river during the typhoon, but six of these were recovered yesterday,” environment ministry official Keisuke Takagi told AFP, adding the remaining four luggage were found and could be gathered shortly after

“Residents have to be concerned about the environment, however, there are no reports which the bags have been broken, so there’ll be nothing to worry about as soon as they’ve been recovered safely,” he explained.

Hagibis caused transportation insanity over a holiday weekend in Japan, grounding flights and stopping railway services.

From Tuesday, matters were mostly back to normal, although some flights stayed canceled and train providers were partly disrupted where train or tracks inventory were ruined by the storm.

A dip fixture pitting the hosts against Scotland went forward on Sunday night, together with Japan winning its initial quarter-finals place.