New Delhi: The powerful typhoon Hagibis that hit the island nation of Japan has left dozens dead and several injured. Hagibis meaning “Speed” in Philippines language Tagalog, made a landfall on October 12, resulting in heavy rains and windstorms causing flooding and landslides.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of life due to the typhoon. He said that India stands in solidarity with the island nation at this difficult hour.
The PM in a series of tweets said, “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 this natural calamity”.
The PM hoped that the people and the leadership of the Japan would be able to address the aftermath effectively and quickly.
“I am sure that the preparedness and resilience of the Japanese people and the leadership of my friend @AbeShinzo would be able to address the aftermath effectively and quickly. Japan’s preparedness against natural disasters is well appreciated.
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”.
Meanwhile, hundreds of troops and rescue workers are working to evacuate the stranded people. Due to the heavy rains, rivers are overflowing their banks.