Japan sends in thousands of troops after massive typhoon hammers Tokyo

A local resident carrying his pet dog evacuates from an area flooded by the Abukuma river, caused by Typhoon Hagibis, in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, October 13, 2019, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which killed 18 people and briefly paralysed Tokyo. There were also 13 people missing, public broadcaster NHK said, as […]

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