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Hundreds stranded in East China by tropical storms

By the CNN Wire Staff
Satellite imagery shows Typhoon Kompasu approaching Okinawa at right and tropical storms welling in the China Sea.
Satellite imagery shows Typhoon Kompasu approaching Okinawa at right and tropical storms welling in the China Sea.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 246 tourists are stranded in east China, officials say
  • Ferry service is cut off because of tropical storms and Typhoon Kompasu

(CNN) -- Hundreds of tourists remained stranded in east China on Tuesday, after two tropical storms and a typhoon cut off ferry service, according to a Chinese new agency.

At least 246 tourists were forced to stay in hotels at a popular island tourist destination near Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, local authorities told state-run Xinhua News Agency.

Ship services were suspended Monday because of strong winds triggered by the tropical storms and Typhoon Kompasu, according to Chinese news reports. Ferry service is expected to resume as the wind weakens.