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Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul        Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south        Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town        NIA to probe gold smuggling case, ex-Consulate woman employee moves HC for anticipatory bail        Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark        Holder wins early battle with Stokes as Windies take control        Ganguly announces cancellation of Asia Cup in September        We have asked every state to adopt one sport: Rijiju        Rupee slips 9 paise to 75.02 against USD        ICICI Bank to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore to bolster capital base        Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen        Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225        Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez        Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action        CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia        301 test positive in Kerala,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,000 mark        Dhoni turns 39, wishes pour in from all corners        New era for cricket as England-West Indies series begins        India''s COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world: Govt        Rahul asks why no mention of Galwan Valley in MEA statement on talks        
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International News
Japan looks for missing as typhoon kills as many as 56
 
Hoyasu: Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 48 people dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday, leaving thousands of homes on Japan''s main island flooded, damaged or without power. The riverside town of Hoyasu in hard-hit Nagano prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, was covered with mud, its apple orchards completely flooded and homes still without electricity. Japan''s Kyodo News agency reported that 48 people died from the typhoon, 17 were missing and some 100 were injured.

The government''s Fire and Disaster Management Agency, which is generally more conservative in assessing its numbers, said 24 people were dead and nine were missing. Experts said it would take time to accurately assess the extent of damage, and the casualty count has been growing daily. Hagibis dropped record amounts of rain for a period in some spots, according to meteorological officials, causing more than 20 rivers to overflow. In Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, 100 centimeters (39 inches) of rain was recorded over 48 hours. Some of the muddy waters in streets, fields and residential areas have subsided.

But many places remained flooded Monday, with homes and surrounding roads covered in mud and littered with broken wooden pieces and debris. Some places normally dry still looked like giant rivers. Some who lined up for morning soup at evacuation shelters, which are housing 30,000 people, expressed concern about the homes they left behind. Survivors and rescuers will also face colder weather, with northern Japan turning chilly this week. Soldiers and firefighters from throughout Japan were deployed to assist with rescue efforts. Helicopters could be seen plucking some of the stranded from higher floors and rooftops of submerged homes.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government would set up a special disaster team, including officials from various ministries, to deal with the fallout from the typhoon, including helping those in evacuation centers and boosting efforts to restore water and electricity to homes. "Our response must be rapid and appropriate," Abe said, stressing that many people remained missing and damage was extensive. Damage was especially serious in Nagano prefecture, where an embankment of the Chikuma River broke. In Hoyasu, a few vehicles in used car lots were flipped over by the waters that had gushed in, covering everything with mud.

Apples swept from the flooded orchards lay scattered in the mud. Areas in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures in northern Japan were also badly flooded. In such areas, rescue crew paddled in boats to reach half-submerged homes, calling out to anyone left stranded. Tokyo Electric Power Co said 35,100 homes were still without electricity early Monday evening in Tokyo and nearby prefectures that the utility serves. That was down from nearly 57,000 earlier in the day. East Japan Railway Co. said Hokuriku bullet trains were running Monday but were reduced in frequency and limited to the Nagano city and Tokyo routes.

Mimori Domoto, who works at Nagano craft beer-maker Yoho Brewing Co, said all 40 employees at her company were confirmed safe, though deliveries were halted. "My heart aches when I think of the damage that happened in Nagano. Who would have thought it would get this bad?" she said. Tama River in Tokyo overflowed, but the damage was not as great in the capital as in other areas. Areas surrounding Tokyo, such as Tochigi, also suffered damage. Much of life in Tokyo returned to normal on Monday. People were out and about in the city, trains were running, and store shelves left bare when people were stockpiling were replenished.


Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul
Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south
Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen
Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225
Brazilian Prez Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19
US mulls restricting citizens? access to chinese Social Media network TikTok ? Pompeo
TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises worries
China criticizes US joint carrier drills in South China Sea
Pakistan''s health minister tests positive for COVID-19
800,000 Indians may be forced to leave Kuwait after the Gulf country approves expat quota bill
NCP''s meeting to decide PM''s future deferred again as Oli holds talks with Prachanda
Japan floods leave some 20 dead, many in nursing homes
China says Beijing's coronavirus outbreak wanes
Nepal's ruling communist party meet to decide PM Oli's fate deferred till Monday
Bangladesh records 3,288 new COVID-19 cases, death toll nears 2,000
China under Xi stepped up 'aggressive' foreign policy towards India:Congressional commission report
US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel
Congress passes bill rebuking China over Hong Kong crackdown
If elected, will revoke H1-B visa suspension: Joe Biden
New Zealand's health minister resigns after virus blunders
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KERALA NEWS
Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark
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Kerala reports 272 fresh cases; 68 infected through contact
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Kerala reports 131 new COVID cases, 75 recoveries, 2,112 patients under treatment
NATIONAL NEWS
Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town
 Ujjain: History-sheeter Vikas Dubey ? the prime accused for whom Uttar Pradesh Police had launched a
Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez
Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action
CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia
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