Japan typhoon death toll rises to 58 as hopes for missing fade

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The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 58 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing and as thousands of homes remained without power or water.The storm hit a wide swathe of central and eastern Japan, with 15 missing and some 211 injured nearly three days after Typhoon Hagibis – whose name means “speed” in the Philippine language Tagalog – lashed Japan with high winds and intense rains, NHK national broadcaster said.

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