Thousands Flee After New Quake Warning

Roads jam, open spaces fill with crowds in Chengdu, Dhina
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2008 8:39 PM CDT
Thousands Flee After New Quake Warning
Chinese locals settle at an open-air area next in Mianyang, Southwestern Sichuan province, China on late Monday, May 19, 2008.   (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

A new quake warning sent thousands of frightened Chinese running into the streets of Chengdu today, Reuters reports. With nerves still raw from last week's disaster, drivers jammed roads and people dragged their bedding into open spaces. A 5.0 aftershock in Pingwu County also sent buildings swaying in Chengdu, roughly 150 km from the epicenter. (More China stories.)

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