07/30/2008 12:25 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sichuan Quake Aftermath: China Drains Lake Into Ruined Town

BEIJING -- A torrent coursed through a ruined and abandoned Chinese town Tuesday after soldiers blasted away debris holding back millions of gallons of water in one of the 30 so-called "quake lakes" created in the devastating earthquake last month.

Thousands of people had already been evacuated from the town of Beichuan because of the threat from the Tangjiashan artificial lake above it in the mountainous Sichuan Province.

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