In Pictures : Japan hit by powerful Typhoon Hagibis

Tokyo : One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit Tokyo paralysed the Japanese capital on Saturday, leaving millions confined indoors and streets deserted as fierce rain and wind killed two, flooded rivers and threatened widespread damage.

Typhoon Hagibis, which means “speed” in the Philippine language Tagalog, made landfall on Japan’s main island of Honshu on Saturday evening. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook Tokyo shortly after.

Rescue efforts for people stranded in flooded areas are in full force after a powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall and winds through a widespread area of Japan.

A resident is rescued by a Japan Self-Defense Force helicopter as the house is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke because of Typhoon Hagibis, in Nagano, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP/RSS)

People look at the house damaged by landslide caused by Typhoon Hagibis in Sagamihara, near Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.(Kyodo News via AP/RSS)
Houses are submerged in muddy waters in Sukagawa, Fukushima prefecture, as Typhoon Hagibis hits the area, northern Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP/RSS)
An evacuee is helped by Japan Self-Defense Forces’ members as the city is hit by Typhoon Hagibis, in Motomiya, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.(Kyodo News via AP/RSS)
Rescuers work at a landslide site hit by Typhoon Hagibis, in Tomioka, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Yohei Kanasahi / Kyodo News via AP/RSS)
Houses are submerged after Typhoon Hagibis hit the area in Ashikaga, north of Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP/RSS)
A baseball stadium is flooded after Typhoon Hagibis, in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.(Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP/RSS)
Cars are seen on the road as the city is submerged in muddy waters after an embankment of the Chikuma River broke, in Nagano, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP/RSS)
This aerial view shows the swollen Chikuma river in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis in Nagano city on October 13, 2019. – Japan’s military scrambled October 13 to rescue people trapped by flooding in the aftermath of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which killed at least four people, caused landslides and burst rivers. (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT / RSS
A car is overturned after a tornado hit Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan, on Oct. 12, 2019. A tornado formed during the course of the Typhoon Hagibis hit Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo on Saturday, injuring five people, according to Chiba’s prefectural government.
The tornado destroyed a house and damaged at least nine others. A man was found dead in an overturned car, though it was not immediately known if the tornado caused his vehicle to roll over, local officials said. (Xinhua/Deng Min/RSS)
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