Japan is affected by powerful typhoon Hagibis, 26 people killed by it after Typhoon slammed into Japan on Saturday night, unleashing unprecedented rain and catastrophic flooding. More than one lakh people reached to rescue including 31,000 troops tried to rescue people trapped after torrential rain caused landslides and filled rivers until they burst their banks.
India has sent two warships to the waters of Japan to provide help in relief operations. PM Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to Japan. Prime Minister tweeted:
“India stands in solidarity with Japan at this difficult hour. Personnel of the Indian Navy, in Japan on a scheduled visit, will be happy to assist immediately.”
The Indian Navy tweeted that “As Japan battles the devastation and damage from Typhoon Hagibis. Indian Navy Ships INS Sahyadri and INS Kiltan mission deployed in the area are ready to render assistance as requested.”
Due to typhoon rivers are overspilled their banks at nearly a dozen locations, including in central Japan’s Nagano, where a levee breach sent water from the chikuma river gushing into residential neighbourhoods, flooding homes up to the second floor.
The Indian PM appreciated the preparedness of Japan for natural disaster and extended his support to Japan. “ I offer condolences on behalf of all Indians on the loss of life caused by super-typhoon Hagibis in Japan. I wish early recovery from the damage and devastation caused by the natural calamity. I am sure that the preparedness and resilience of the Japanese people and the leadership of my friend Abe Shinzo would be able to address the aftermath effectively and quickly. Japan’s preparedness against natural disasters is well appreciated.”