Parts of Japan still underwater, one week on

Parts of Japan remain underwater nearly a week after Typhoon Hagibis struck, with firefighters continuing their search for those missing. As of yesterday, 78 had been reported dead, with a further 10 missing, following the devastation wreaked by one
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Parts of Japan remain underwater nearly a week after Typhoon Hagibis struck, with firefighters continuing their search for those missing. As of yesterday, 78 had been reported dead, with a further 10 missing, following the devastation wreaked by one of the most powerful storms to hit Japan in decades. More heavy rain is expected in the eastern and north-eastern parts of the country in the coming days. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2019, with the headline 'Parts of Japan still underwater, one week on'. Print Edition | Subscribe