Over 9,000 passengers stranded at Chinese airport

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Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) Heavy rains on Wednesday left around 9,000 people stranded at the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in China’s Sichuan province.

Airport authorities said 34 flights were cancelled, 98 delayed and 30 landed at alternative airports, Xinhua news agency reported.

A rainstorm has hit the city from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Again from 10.30 a.m., heavy rain pelted through the city, forcing the airport to temporarily close both of its runways twice.

Sichuan has been battered by heavy rain this summer. Meteorological authorities have warned the public to be prepared for potential disasters as the rain continues.

–IANS

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