Typhoon Hagibis: four dead in Japan as ‘worst storm in 60 years’ roars through

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Threat of widespread flooding and landslides compounded by earthquake in Chiba prefecture

Four people were killed and 17 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed Tokyo, flooding rivers and putting millions under evacuation warning before it ploughed up the north-eastern coast.

Authorities lifted rain and flood warnings for the Kanto region around a becalmed Tokyo before dawn on Sunday but imposed them on areas further north after super-typhoon Hagibis blasted through the capital.

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