At least 31 people dead as Typhoon Hagibis continues trek across Japan


NAGANO PREFECTURE, Japan (CNN) — Typhoon Hagibis weakened to a tropical depression as it continued to move across central Japan on Sunday. The storm left at least 31 people dead and 175 others injured in its wake, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported.

More than 230,000 people were evacuated ahead of the storm, with emergency orders issued for many cities around the greater Tokyo area.

The prime minister’s office says around 27,000 self-defense forces personnel are taking on rescue operations.

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