Aftershock rocks China lake, causing landslides

June 8, 2008 5:43:10 AM PDT
China's state news agency reports that a "relatively strong" aftershock has rocked a quake-formed lake that has been threatening to burst. The effect on the Tangjiashan lake was not immediately known.

Xinhua News Agency said the 20-second aftershock Sunday evening sent massive landslides tumbling down surrounding mountainsides.

The Tangjiashan lake has the potential of flooding a million people in the sprawling disaster zone.

About 250,000 people were evacuated in recent days, as soldiers raced to dig a diversion channel to help drain the lake.

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