Tokyo: 11 people killed so far and 21 people missing in Japan in the wake of typhoon Lionrock and caused severe flooding due to incessantly rain.
9 people have died in Iwaizumi in Iwate prefecture, after being trapped in a care home when a nearby river overflowed. It is one of the worst-affected towns. Another 18 residents remained missing due to typhoon and flood.
As per the EFE news reports that 3 persons also were missing in northern Hokkaido island after being swept away by an overflowing river. A 28-year-old man whose car fell into a river due to a damaged bridge were missing.
Local authorities and firefighters were still searching for the missing.
The Japan Meteorological Agency announced that the beginning of another typhoon – Namtheun near the archipelago.
Namtheun is the 12th typhoon of this year in the Pacific. Typhoon – Namtheun is currently south of Okinawa and is moving northwest with winds of up to 90 kph.
Before continuing northward toward China, the typhoon was expected to reach southern Kyushu island between Saturday and Sunday and cross the southwestern region of the Honshu island, Japan.