report: Strong Earthquake
Jolts SW China
May 13 (Xinhua) -- Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, which was closed
Monday due to a strong earth quake, has resumed operation Tuesday, according to
sources with the southwest China's Sichuan Provincial Government.
The closure has stopped 169 inbound flights and 108
Facilities of the airport were damaged when the
earthquake measuring 7.8 degrees on Richter Scale hits Wenchuan the epicenter,90
kilometers from Chengdu.
The Airport was closed after the earthquake for the
rescuers to conduct checkup on the runways.