Mako Vunipola CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Ten killed, 16 missing after fierce typhoon pounds Tokyo – Reuters

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* Typhoon Hagibis moves north after hitting Tokyo

* Worst storm in decades kills ten

* Hundreds of thousands without power

By Antoni Slodkowski

TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Ten people were killed and 16 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed Tokyo, causing rivers to overflow and leaving almost half a million homes without power, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday.

Authorities lifted rain and flood warnings for the Kanto region around a becalmed Tokyo as the typhoon ploughed up Japan’s northeast coast and authorities raced to assess the damage. Warnings for areas north of the capital began to be lifted by Sunday morning.

Typhoon Hagibis was expected to head out to sea on Sunday evening after churning its way up the northern island of Hokkaido.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened an emergency meeting of relevant ministers and dispatched the minister in charge of disaster management to the worst-hit areas. He offered condolences to the families of those who died and said the government was working to save people’s lives and property.

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