Monday, 26 May 2008

Chinese troops tackle quake lake

Troops in China are trying to clear a river blocked during the recent earthquake, amid fears millions could be at risk of flooding.
About 1,800 soldiers took explosives to the newly formed "quake lake" to try to blast away debris, state media said.
The official death toll from the earthquake rose to 65,080 on Monday, with another 23,150 missing.
Look at this page showing the lakes forming.
The lake is now holding more than 128 million cubic metres of water and may cause a devastating flood if the barrier bursts. Read the whole article here. There is a video of the aftershocks here and the dangers of the dams bursting.

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