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IRCS sends condolence message to Japan

TEHRAN, 21 October 2019 (IRCS) – Following Typhoon Hagibis in Japan, causing many deaths and injuries, President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Ali Asghar Peyvandi sent a message of condolence to Yoshiharu Otsuka, President of Japanese Red Cross Society.

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IRCS sends condolence message to Japan

The full message of Prof. Ali Asghar Peyvandi reads as follows:

Dear Mr President,

It is with sorrow that we have been following the tragic developments from the Typhoon Hagibis that made landfall on Japan’s most populated island Honshu on Saturday evening 12 October 2019 which led to significant and devastating damages in this Island.

The Iranian Red Crescent extends its sincere solidarity in these difficult times to you and all your volunteers as well as our deep condolences on the loss of lives and damaged properties incurred from its impact.

Our hearts and sympathy go out to the families of the deceased on their loss, May God rest their souls in peace.

I am sure that the Japanese Red Cross with the involvement of its dedicated volunteers has already done its best to lessen the suffering of the affected population; we assure our readiness to provide humanitarian aids in this hard situation, wishing the survivors of the Typhoon Hagibis strengths and resilience.

The IRCS wishes you and your colleagues all the very best in your endeavors in reduction of the human sufferings.

With best regards,

Prof. Ali Asghar Peynandi


Typhoon Hagibis, the most powerful typhoon in 2019 in the country, hit wide areas of Honshu island of Japan, especially Chubu, Kanto, Tohoku regions including Tokyo, from the evening on 12 October 2019 until early morning on 13 October 2019.

This typhoon, which caused violent floods and damages by strong winds, has left at least 78 dead, 15 missing and 234 injured. Around 13,081 houses are partially/completely collapsed, or exposure to water (as of 15 October 2019). 37,740 houses remain without power and more than 130,000 houses remain without water (as of 14 October 2019).

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the typhoon was classified as “very strong”, which is the highest category on Japan’s typhoon scale. It is equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.