MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The tragedy took place in the village of Xinmo in Maoxin county of Sichuan early in the morning as a result of torrential rains. Total of 62 houses and a road have been hit by the landslide.
The previous reports said five people were killed in the landslide.
About 1,960 rescuers are participating in the search and rescue operation in Sichuan after a deadly landslide. The operation is ongoing for over 12 hours.
During the first hours of the operation, the rescuers manged to find seven people alive, including an infant.