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Authorities are expanding plans to evacuate people in southwestern China as water piles up behind a dam created by an earthquake landslide, state-run media reported Friday.

An additional 40,000 people in Beichuan county have been ordered to leave at-risk areas downstream from the so-called quake lake, bringing the total to nearly 200,000.

A report that China had ordered the evacuation of 1.3 million people, however, turned out not to be true. That report appeared Friday in China's state-run news agency, Xinhua. Read full article »

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