Tyra Dempster
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/ 30 May 2008

Chinese troops battle rain to drain quake lake

Chinese troops racing to drain an ”earthquake lake” ahead of more forecast rain made substantial progress digging a diversion channel and have created emergency escape paths in case a mud and rock dam gives way. The landslide-blocked river in China’s Sichuan province is now the most pressing danger after an earthquake devastated the region on May 12.