Officials in Japan say the death toll from a typhoon that swept across the island-nation now stands at 75.

Authorities say 15 people are still missing in the aftermath of Typhoon Tokage, which battered Japan earlier this week. Rescue crews are searching through flooded towns and the rubble of collapsed homes.

Tokage has since moved out to sea east of Japan. It is the latest in a record number of typhoons to hit Japan this year.

Japan says the number of casualties from Tokage was the worst from a typhoon since 1979, when 115 people died or went missing from a similar storm.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.