Disasters
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Typhoon Hagibis death toll rises

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/15/19, 11:12 am

By Tuesday, the most powerful storm to hit Japan in decades had knocked out power to 34,000 homes and left more than 30,000 people in shelters. Authorities said at least 53 people died, and nine others were presumed dead. Emergency crews are still working to locate about 20 missing people. Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Saturday evening.

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Associated Press/Photo by Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News

Deadly Typhoon Hagibis batters Japan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/14/19, 12:05 pm

Japanese rescue crews searched for survivors on Monday after a powerful typhoon killed at least 36 people. Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening, bringing heavy rain and strong winds across the central and northern parts of the country. Japan’s Kyodo News agency said at least 16 people remained missing.

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Earthquake rocks Indonesian island

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/27/19, 10:23 am

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Thursday killed at least 23 people in Ambon. The disaster left more than 100 people injured on the small Indonesian island. The majority of the casualties resulted from collapsed buildings.

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