Saturday, 17 May 2008

Flood fears spark evacuation from quake-hit city

The official number of deaths from China's worst earthquake in 30 years rose to almost 29,000 as thousands of people were evacuated from areas near the epicentre because of the danger of flooding. Residents and relief workers left Beichuan city for higher ground after it was reported that a river may burst its banks and flood the area. The river was jammed up by a landslide; now that may burst.
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