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Japan's death toll from Typhoon Hagibis rises to 83

A residential area in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, is seen submerged due to Typhoon Hagibis in this photo taken from a Mainichi Shimbun helicopter on the morning of Oct. 13, 2019. (Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The death toll in Japan after Typhoon Hagibis triggered massive flooding in the country earlier this month has risen to 83, with more than half of the deaths occurring in northeastern Japan, according to a Kyodo News tally compiled on Tuesday.

    Eleven people remained missing after the powerful typhoon battered wide swaths of central, eastern and northeastern Japan including Tokyo and its surrounding areas from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13.

    While the capital and nearby areas were on high alert as the typhoon approached the Pacific coast, the three prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate were also hit hard by floods and mudslides, with at least 49 people from the region losing their lives.

    Nearly 4,000 people remain in evacuation shelters and over 43,000 homes lack running water in the typhoon's aftermath, the government said.

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