07 Aug '11, 5am

Shanghai's airports cancel flights as Typhoon Muifa nears

Shanghai's airports cancel flights as Typhoon Muifa nears

A man talks on his mobile phone next to a flight schedule information board which shows many flights are cancelled in red characters due to Typhoon Muifa at Honqiao Airport in Shanghai, China. -- PHOTO: AP SHANGHAI - SHANGHAI'S airports cancelled most of their flights on Sunday as authorities braced for Typhoon Muifa, a report said, but the storm bypassed China's commercial capital and may hit land further north. Almost 500,000 people were evacuated as the powerful typhoon was previously forecast to hit the eastern coast near Shanghai over the weekend. But Muifa changed course while at sea, packing winds of 178kmh, the national meteorological centre said on Sunday. The temperamental storm, which has already changed speed and direction several times, is now due either to make landfall in the eastern province of Shandong on Monday morning or to keep moving north along the co...

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