MADRID, Oct. 13 (EUROPE PRESS) –
At least 18 people have died and 149 have been injured by the passage of typhoon 'Hagibis' through Japan, considered the most powerful that has hit the country in decades.
The victims have died in the prefectures of Kanagawa, Tochigi, Gunma, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Chiba and Saitama, as reported by the Japanese chain NHK. In addition, another 30 people are missing.
Authorities have reported that the death toll could increase, as they continue to work to determine the total number of deaths. Likewise, rescue operations are being carried out in many areas of the country that have suffered landslides and floods.
According to the NHK chain, torrential rains have caused up to 14 rivers in the northeast to overflow. Around 376,000 homes are without electricity, while another 14,000 have no water supply.
'Hagibis', which means “speed in Tagalog, made landfall on the main island of Japan, Honshu, this Saturday night, one month after one of the strongest storms in recent years hit the country and caused damage in 30,000 homes