Nine Killed at Japan Nursing Home After Typhoon Triggers Floods

  • Lionrock is first typhoon to make landfall in Tohoku region
  • Reports of others missing as rivers burst banks after rain

Koshigawa River in Iwate is swollen on August 30.

Photographer: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images

Nine people are believed to have died at a nursing home in Japan’s northern Iwate prefecture after Typhoon Lionrock triggered flooding in the area.

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