17,000 stranded at Tokyo airport as Typhoon Faxai hits

Last Updated: Sep 10 2019 19:43
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TOKYO- On Tuesday, about 17,000 passengers were left stranded at Tokyo's Narita International Airport due to transit disruptions caused by the typhoon Faxai that hit the Japanese archipelago.

On Monday, Faxai made landfall and wreaked havoc in the Chiba prefecture with a provisional toll of three dead and dozens of injured, as well as causing serious disruptions to public transportation, reports Efe news.

Narita, which is located in Chiba and is one of the two international airports serving Tokyo - along with Haneda - was particularly affected, as the main train and bus links to the city were suspended due to the effects of the typhoon.

One traveller told Efe news that his flight arrived on Monday in Narita at around 5.30 p.m. and after 12 hours of waiting at the airport, he was able to reach the Tokyo metropolitan area early on Tuesday.