More than 1,000 people still stranded in Iwate in typhoon's wake

Sep 1, 2016

More than 1,000 people still stranded in Iwate in typhoon's wake

An estimated 1,100 people remained stranded in eight municipalities in Iwate Prefecture and 17 were still missing late Thursday, two days after Typhoon Lionrock struck the region, killing 11. Police and Self-Defense Forces were rushing to rescue residents in the town of Iwaizumi, where ...

Nagasaki nursing home blaze kills four

Feb 10, 2013

Nagasaki nursing home blaze kills four

Four elderly women died and another woman and a man remained unconscious Saturday after a fire broke out the evening before at a Nagasaki nursing home for patients suffering from dementia, police said. They were among 12 people aged between 56 and 95 who ...