Search and rescue crews salvage belongings from the debris of buildings destroyed

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Hurricane Hagibis was the worst storm to hit the nation in many years

Greater than 110,000 persons are participating in search and rescue operations after Hurricane Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.

The storm – the worst storm to hit the nation in many years – has left at the very least 37 lifeless, with 20 lacking.

Hurricane Hagibis additionally brought about the cancellation of three Rugby World Cup matches however the important thing match between Japan and Scotland went forward.

Japan received 28-21 to achieve the quarter-finals for the primary time.

Afterwards, nationwide group coach Jamie Joseph paid tribute to these affected.

“Everybody who’s struggling with the storm, this sport was all for you guys. The gang was large for us, and right now was greater than only a sport,” he mentioned.

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Japan reached the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup

The storm has weakened and moved away from land however has left a path of destruction.

Hundreds of cops, hearth fighters, coast guard, and navy are working to achieve these trapped by landslides and floods.

The storm battered into eight prefectures throughout Japan, with wind speeds of as much as 225km/h (140mph).

Within the central prefecture of Nagano, group of rescuers sporting snorkels and goggles started trying to find survivors in waist-high water.

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The rescuers had been decked out in snorkels

A prepare depot in Nagano was additionally flooded, inflicting 10 excessive pace (“bullet”) trains to be submerged. Every prepare has been valued at $30m (£23m).

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The Prime Minister’s Workplace of Japan mentioned the rescuers would concentrate on “homes remoted by floods… and seek for these unaccounted for”.

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Round 92,000 households stay with out energy – down from 262,000 households on Sunday – with 120,000 experiencing water outages.

Greater than seven million individuals had been urged to depart their properties on the peak of the storm, however it’s thought solely 50,000 stayed in shelters.

The capital Tokyo was left comparatively unscathed however different cities and cities throughout the nation had been inundated by water.

Greater than 1m (3ft) of rain fell within the city of Hakone, the very best complete ever recorded in Japan over 48 hours.

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Media captionTroops and rescue staff are battling flooding within the wake of the lethal storm

In Nagano, levees alongside the Chikuma river gave method, sending flood water into residential areas.

It was solely final month that Hurricane Faxai wreaked havoc on components of Japan, damaging 30,000 properties, most of which haven’t but been repaired.