China Aftershocks Level 420K Homes

Area pummeled on Sunday hit with more strong tremors
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2008 12:58 PM CDT
Medical staff sleep in a hospital in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province Tuesday May 20, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – More aftershocks rocked China today, destroying another 420,000 homes in battered Sichuan province, BBC reports. The aftershocks, including one that measured 5.7 magnitude, injured six people, although the majority of the homes were empty when the buildings were leveled. Eight people died when the same area was hit by an aftershock of similar magnitude on Sunday.