70 killed by Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

Over 100,000 rescuers are trying to find survivors

Fresh rain threatened to hamper efforts by the over 100,000 Japanese rescuers searching for survivors after a powerful typhoon that by early Tuesday (Oct 15) had killed 70 people.

Typhoon Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night, unleashing high winds and torrential rain across 36 of the country’s 47 prefectures, triggering landslides and catastrophic flooding.

The continued downpour is further raising the water levels and making the ground unstable, a regional spokesman said, urging residents of areas at risk to stay alert.