Heavy rain strands over 10,000 air passengers in Chengdu

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All ticket windows have been opened for passengers to rearrange their journeys, according to the airport.

The airport said it will run 24/7 to evacuate the stranded passengers. Meanwhile, hotels have been arranged for passengers whose flights have been cancelled.

CHENGDU, July 2 (Xinhua) -- More than 10,000 passengers were stranded Monday due to heavy rain at an international airport in China's Sichuan Province.

According to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, more than 50 flights have been delayed or cancelled as of Monday afternoon. The airport suspended all flights at 10:46 a.m. and resumed operation at 11:05 a.m. with a reduced take-off and landing capacity.

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