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ಜಪಾನ್ ಗೆ ಅಪ್ಪಳಿಸಿದ ಹೆಗ್ ಬಿಸ್ ಚಂಡಮಾರುತ; 14 ಸಾವು, ಲಕ್ಷಾಂತರ ಮಂದಿಯ ಸ್ಥಳಾಂತರ/Typhoon Hagibis kills at least 14 in Japan: officials

ಟೋಕಿಯೋ: ದ್ವೀಪರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ಜಪಾನ್ ಗೆ ಪ್ರಬಲ ಹೆಗ್ ಬಿಸ್ ಚಂಡಮಾರುತ ಅಪ್ಪಳಿಸಿದ್ದು, ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಜಪಾನ್ ನಾದ್ಯಂತ ವ್ಯಾಪಕ ಬಿರುಗಾಳಿ ಸಹಿತ ಮಳೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಮಳೆಯಿಂದಾಗಿ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ವಿವಿಧ ಪ್ರಕರಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ವರೆಗೂ 14 ಮಂದಿ ಸಾವಿಗೀಡಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಜಪಾನಿನ ಟೋಕಿಯೋ ಮೆಟ್ರೋಪೊಲಿಸ್ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಹಲವೆಡೆ ವಾಸವಿರುವ 42 ಲಕ್ಷಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಜನರು ತಮ್ಮ ಸ್ಥಳ ತೊರೆಯುವಂತೆ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಆಡಳಿತ ಸೂಚನೆ ನೀಡಿದೆ. ಅವರ ಜೀವಕ್ಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಅಪಾಯದ ಸಾಧ್ಯತೆ ಇದೆ ಎಂದು ಹವಾಮಾನ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಮುನ್ಸೂಚನೆ ನೀಡಿರುವ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಆಡಳಿತ ಮುಂಜಾಗ್ರತಾ ಕ್ರಮ ಕೈಗೊಂಡಿದೆ.

ಚೀಬಾ ಪರ್ಫೆಕ್ಚರ್ ನ ಇಚಿಹರಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಂಟರಗಾಳಿಗೆ ಓರ್ವ ಬಲಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದು ಮೂವರು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಐವರಿಗೆ ಗಾಯಗಳಾಗಿವೆ. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು 7 ಲಕ್ಷಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಜನರು ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ಎದುರಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಟೋಕಿಯೋದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರತೀಕೂಲ ಹವಾಮಾನ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಅಂಗಡಿ ಮುಂಗಟ್ಟುಗಳು ಶನಿವಾರ ಮುಚ್ಚಿವೆ ಎಂದು ವರದಿಯಾಗಿದೆ.

14 ಸಾವು, ಹಲವರ ನಾಪತ್ತೆ
ಇನ್ನು ಹೆಗ್ ಬಿಸ್ ಚಂಡಮಾರುತದ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಜಪಾನ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಭವಿಸಿದ ವಿವಿಧ ಅವಘಡಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ವರೆಗೂ 14 ಮಂದಿ ಸಾವಿಗೀಡಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಹಲವರು ನಾಪತ್ತೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎನ್ನಲಾಗಿದೆ.

Tokyo: At least 14 people were killed and nine others missing after Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan, officials said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to reach people trapped by catastrophic flooding.

The storm’s “unprecedented” heavy rain triggered deadly landslides and caused rivers to burst their banks. The destruction forced Rugby World Cup organisers to cancel a third match though the key Japan-Scotland clash will go ahead.

By Sunday morning, the significantly weakened storm had moved back off land, but serious flooding was reported in several areas, including central Japan’s Nagano, where a burst levee sent water from the Chikuma river gushing into residential neighbourhoods, flooding homes up to the second floor.

Japan’s military deployed 27,000 troops to aid rescue operations, including some in helicopters who winched people from the roofs and balconies of flooded homes in Nagano.

In Kawagoe, northwest of Tokyo, rescue workers in boats were evacuating elderly people from a retirement home that was heavily flooded in the storm.

One woman wearing an orange life vest clutched at rescue workers in hardhats as the boat moved through the muddy floodwaters.

Hagibis smashed into the main Japanese island of Honshu around 7:00 pm (1000 GMT) Saturday as one of the most violent typhoons in recent years, with wind gusts of up to 216 kilometres per hour (134 miles per hour).

The storm claimed its first victim even before making landfall, when high winds flipped a vehicle, killing its driver.

Landslides and flooding claimed more lives overnight, and the toll climbed higher after sunrise on Sunday, as the scale of the devastation wrought by Hagibis became clear.

‘Great impact’ 

Bodies were retrieved from homes and vehicles submerged by floodwaters, from raging overflowing rivers, and from buildings buried in landslides.

The dead included a municipal worker whose car was overcome by floodwaters and a Chinese crew member aboard a boat that sank overnight in Tokyo Bay.

Four of the crew onboard were rescued, but authorities were still searching for another seven.

The government said at least nine people were missing and more than 140 injured in the storm.

“We continue to see a great impact on people’s life,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

“The government will do its utmost,” he added, pledging to deploy more troops and emergency officials if needed.

More than 160,000 homes were still without power by Sunday afternoon, with around 1,000 in Chiba, east of Tokyo, also experiencing water outages, national broadcaster NHK said.

At the storm’s peak, more than seven million people were placed under non-compulsory evacuation orders, with tens of thousands heeding the call and moving into government shelters.

Japan-Scotland match on 

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest-level rain disaster warning, saying “unprecedented” downpours were expected.

“The water came up higher than my head in the house,” Hajime Tokuda, a finance professional living in Kawasaki near Tokyo told AFP.

He moved to his family’s home nearby, but that flooded too and they had to be rescued by boat.

In Saitama’s Higashi Matsuyama city, northwest of Tokyo, rice and flower farmers were counting their losses, with water submerging warehouses full of freshly harvested product.

“We never had a flood like this before in this neighbourhood,” said one farmer, who declined to give his name.

“We cannot even go into the flower warehouse due to the water. I don’t know where to start cleaning this mess.”

The storm also brought travel chaos during a long holiday weekend in Japan, with flights grounded and both local and bullet trains serving Tokyo suspended fully or partially.

On Sunday, train services were resuming and operations were slowly restarting at the two airports serving the capital, although many flights were cancelled.

But some lines remained halted, with aerial footage in Nagano showing rows of bullet trains partially submerged by flooding.

The storm had already caused havoc for the sports world, forcing the delay of Japanese Grand Prix qualifiers and the cancellation of two Saturday Rugby World Cup matches.

On Sunday morning, organisers said they had been forced to cancel a third fixture – Namibia-Canada – but gave the go-ahead to three others including a crunch Japan-Scotland game in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

Scotland faced elimination if the match was cancelled and had threatened legal action if it was not played.


Death toll at 11

Japan’s military scrambled Sunday to rescue people trapped by flooding after powerful Typhoon Hagibis ripped across the country, killing at least 11 people and leaving more than a dozen missing.

The storm’s heavy rain triggered deadly landslides and caused rivers to burst their banks. The destruction forced Rugby World Cup organisers to cancel the third match of the tournament though the key Japan-Scotland clash will go ahead.

By Sunday morning, the significantly weakened storm had moved back off land, but serious flooding was reported in central Japan’s Nagano, where a burst levee sent water from the Chikuma river gushing into residential neighbourhoods, flooding homes up to the second floor.

Japan’s military deployed helicopters to rescue people seen standing on balconies waving towels to attract attention.

“Overnight, we issued evacuation orders to 427 households, 1,417 individuals,” Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, an emergency official in Nagano city, told AFP, adding that it was unclear how many homes had been affected.

Aerial footage showed a row of bullet trains half-submerged in muddy waters at a depot in Nagano.

Hagibis smashed into the main Japanese island of Honshu around 7pm (1000 GMT) Saturday as one of the most violent typhoons in recent years, with wind gusts of up to 216 kilometres per hour (134 miles per hour).

Well before making landfall, the outer bands of the storm claimed their first victim, a driver whose van was flipped over in the strong gusts.

Several more deaths were confirmed Saturday night, including a man killed in a landslide and another pulled from a flooded home.

And the toll continued to rise as the full scale of the disaster became clearer Sunday morning, with bodies recovered from submerged cars and landslides across several regions of the country.

Boat sinks in Tokyo Bay 

National broadcaster NHK said at least 99 people had been injured and more than a dozen were missing after the storm.

Among the missing were eight people from a cargo ship that sank Saturday night in Tokyo Bay. The coast guard said they had rescued four of the Panama-flagged ship’s crew but were still searching for the others.

At the storm’s peak, more than seven million people were placed under non-compulsory evacuation orders, with tens of thousands heeding the call and moving into government shelters.

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest-level rain disaster warning, saying “unprecedented” downpours were expected.

“The water came up higher than my head in the house,” Hajime Tokuda, a finance professional living in Kawasaki near Tokyo told AFP.

He moved to his family’s home nearby, but that flooded too and they had to be rescued by boat.

In Saitama’s Higashi Matsuyama city, northwest of Tokyo, rice and flower farmers were counting their losses, with water submerging warehouses full of freshly harvested product.

“We never had a flood like this before in this neighbourhood,” said one farmer, who declined to give his name.

“We cannot even go into the flower warehouse due to the water. I don’t know where to start cleaning this mess.”

Japan-Scotland match on 

The storm also brought travel chaos during a long holiday weekend in Japan, with flights grounded and both local and bullet trains serving Tokyo suspended fully or partially.

But Sunday morning, train services were resuming and operations were slowly restarting at the two airports serving the capital, although many flights remained cancelled.

The storm had already caused havoc for the sports world, forcing the delay of Japanese Grand Prix qualifiers and the cancellation of two Saturday Rugby World Cup matches.

On Sunday morning, organisers said they had been forced to cancel a third fixture – Namibia-Canada – but gave the go-ahead to three others including a crunch Japan-Scotland game in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

Scotland faced elimination if the match was cancelled and had threatened legal action if it was not played.

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