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Beijing airport cancels 670 flights over heavy rain

Torrential rains have disrupted transportation in northern China on Monday, with some 670 departures of domestic flights cancelled in the Beijing Capital International Airport alone, the South China Morning Post reported. Bad weather has also brought traffic to a standstill in the capital. The Beijing Meteorological Bureau said the heavy rain could continue for as long as 18 days. No major incidents or fatalities were reported amid the poor weather conditions.