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8,000 stranded as storm hits China island
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8,000 stranded as storm hits China island

Jun 22 2013, 7:00pm CDT | by

Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Tropical storm Bebinca disrupted at least 147 flights and left more than 8,000 passengers stranded at an airport in south China's Hainan island province, officials said.

Beijing, June 23 — Tropical storm Bebinca disrupted at least 147 flights and left more than 8,000 passengers stranded at an airport in south China's Hainan island province, officials said. Till 10 p...

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8,000 stranded as storm hits China island

Jun 22 2013, 7:00pm CDT | by

Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Tropical storm Bebinca disrupted at least 147 flights and left more than 8,000 passengers stranded at an airport in south China's Hainan island province, officials said.

Beijing, June 23 — Tropical storm Bebinca disrupted at least 147 flights and left more than 8,000 passengers stranded at an airport in south China's Hainan island province, officials said.

Till 10 p.m. Saturday, 110 flights were cancelled and 37 others delayed, affecting 8,200 passengers, Xinhua cited an official from the Phoenix International Airport in Sanya city as saying.

Arrangements have been made for around 6,400 passengers to stay in local hotels.

Bebinca, the first tropical storm of the year, made landfall in Qionghai city in Hainan at 11.10 a.m., the meteorological department said.

Train and shipping services across the Qiongzhou Strait were suspended due to the storm.

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