The FINANCIAL — BEIJING. More than 9,000 passengers have become stranded at the Chengdu Airport because of heavy rains over the last two days, Xinhua news agency reported on July 26, according to RIA Novosti.
Flights from the airport were either delayed or canceled on July 24-25 because of torrential rainstorms.
On July 24, more than 200 flights were delayed and 20 flights canceled, stranding more than 10,000 passengers. The situation eased a bit on July 25 with only 11 flights canceled and just over 100 flights delayed.
As of Sunday evening the number of stranded passengers was at 9,000, though the airport's administration said delays could continue through July 26.
Northwest China has been hit with heavy rains and flooding over the last 11 days, leaving at least 111 dead and 167 missing.