Thousands flee near epicenter on flood worries
Thousands of earthquake victims are fleeing a Chinese village near the epicenter of the earthquake due to worries of potential flooding.
Witnesses say there were conflicting reports on whether a dam had burst near Beichuan in the north of the Sichuan province or whether a lake had overflowed.
Thousands were seen fleeing for higher ground Saturday. The government has said it expects the eventual death toll from Monday's earthquake to surpass 50,000.
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