6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

Chinese state media report that six people have died and 21 remain missing after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 28, 2014, 08:48 AM IST

Beijing: Chinese state media report that six people have died and 21 remain missing after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China.

The official Xinhua News Agency says 77 houses collapsed or were buried in the landslide yesterday night in the village of Yingping in Guizhou province.
Xinhua says another 21 people were injured in the landslide.

State television network CCTV said today that a small reservoir was breached during the landslide, and the flooding caused further damage to the village.

The channel showed dozens of rescuers combing a wide site covered in dried mud.