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Sections of Nagano were filled with muddy water. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)
Natural disasters

In pictures: Typhoon Hagibis tears Japan apart

Strongest storm in decades kills at least 90; rescue operations continue

KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei Asian Review photo editor | Japan

TOKYO -- Typhoon Hagibis, one of the strongest typhoons Japan has experienced in decades, tore through eastern and northern Japan on Saturday and early Sunday, killing at least 90 people and leaving more than a dozen others missing.

Search and rescue operations are continuing, as more than 140 rivers flooded and left houses and buildings inundated with water.

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