Tokyo: At least 21 were still missing after typhoon Lionrock which left more than 11 dead due to the storm that caused severe flooding due to torrential rain.
According to international online web media, the worst-affected town is Iwate in the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan’s main island where nine people have died after being trapped in a case home when a nearby river overflowed while another 18 residents remained missing.
Another three persons were missing in northern Hokkaido island after being swept away by an overflowing river, including a 28-year-old man whose car fell into a river due to a damaged bridge.
Local authorities and firefighters were still searching for the missing.
Meanwhile, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced the beginning of another typhoon, Namtheun, near the archipelago.