Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 74

Baku, October 16, AZERTAC

Authorities in Japan are still trying to get a handle on the extent of the damage after Typhoon Hagibis tore through the country. At least 74 people have been confirmed dead, according to Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

Emergency crews have been racing to locate people who remain missing.

The typhoon brought powerful winds and heavy rain, bursting 73 levees on rivers across the nation.

NHK has learned over 13,000 houses were submerged and more than 1,100 were at least partly destroyed.

Officials say many places received up to 40 percent of their annual rainfall in just two days.

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