Another Major Aftershock Rocks China

6.1 rumble is latest setback
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2008 9:39 AM CDT
Another Major Aftershock Rocks China
Chinese soldiers walk over the ruins of collapsed buildings as they search for earthquake victims in Beichuan, in China's southwest Sichuan province Sunday May 18, 2008.    (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

Another major aftershock rattled China this morning, Reuters reports. Thousands fled swaying buildings in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, after the 6.1 shaker, but no casualties were immediately reported. Hundreds of lesser aftershocks have rocked the area since last Monday's 7.9 quake that has now claimed at least 32,500 lives, with some 220,000 injured.

Authorities are now attempting to stop swarms of people from pouring into hard-hit areas to find family members. “I've traveled all this way, and I don't know where my father is,” said one traveler. At least 56 more people were rescued near the epicenter of Monday's quake. Authorities believe some 10,000 are buried under rubble, but doubt that anyone is still alive. (More China earthquake stories.)

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