NEW DELHI: As typhoon Hagibis left a trail of destruction in Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolences on behalf of the nation and offered the assistance of Indian Navy personnel present there as part of the scheduled visit. In a series of tweets, both in English and Japanese, the Prime Minister appreciated Japan’s preparation against the natural disaster and wished the nation an early recovery. He also expressed faith in the leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , saying that the government and its people would be able to address the aftermath “effectively and quickly”. Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which killed 23 people and briefly paralysed Tokyo. There were also 16 people missing, public broadcaster NHK said, as Typhoon Hagibis left vast swaths of low-lying land in central and eastern Japan inundated and cut power to almost half a million homes. Landing restrictions at Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda airports were lifted but more than 800 flights were cancelled for the day, NHK said, as were some Shinkansen bullet train services… Read full this story
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