CHINA Tourists trapped by typhoon return to China from Saipan

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Tourists trapped by typhoon return to China from Saipan

By Chi Jingyi | People's Daily app

20:13, October 28, 2018

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Tourists arrived in Pudong Airport on October 28, 2018. (Photo: CCTV)

Some 1,500 Chinese tourists trapped by Super Typhoon Yutu in Saipan arrived in Pudong airport, Shanghai Sunday afternoon.

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Damage caused by typhoon Yutu in Saipan. (Photo: Xinhua)

Local airports on Saipan island were shut down due to damage caused by typhoon Yutu. Yutu, which hit the island territories overnight on Wednesday, caused extensive damage to critical infrastructure on Saipan and Tinian islands, and displaced many families.

The airport reopened on Sunday morning but only allowed six flights to pass through due to infrastructure limitations.

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Chinese tourists posted with national flag before they got on the plane. (Photo: Xinhua)

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Chinese tourists were boarding on flight of Sichuan Airlines. (Photo: Xinhua)

Sichuan Airlines and China Eastern Airlines sent charter flights respectively from Shanghai and Beijing Sunday morning after local airport resumed in order to take back trapped Chinese tourists.

Some Chinese tourists are still waiting for inbound flights. The scheduled time of those flights is to be confirmed.


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