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Two dead and nine missing as Typhoon Hagibis batters Japan with 'unprecedented' rain

October 13, 2019 10:29 am

Two people have been reported dead and nine missing after Typhoon Hagibis drenched Tokyo.

Local media reports around 80 were injured.

High winds and record-breaking rains battered Tokyo and large swaths of central and eastern Japan on Saturday evening, leaving two people dead and nine missing after several rivers burst their banks and landslides buried houses.

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The storm disrupted the Rugby World Cup, with two games just outside Tokyo canceled, and played havoc with the buildup to Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix in Suzuka.

In the midst of the storm, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the coast southeast of Tokyo, shaking buildings in the capital. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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