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Landslide Hits China; 141 Missing

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ABA, June 24, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken by a cellphone shows rescuers working at the accident site after a landslide occurred in Xinmo Village of Maoxian County, Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 24, 2017. The landslide on Saturday morning smashed some 40 homes, where about 100 people are feared to be buried. (Xinhua/Zheng Lei/IANS) by .
Rescuers working at the accident site after a landslide occurred in Xinmo Village of Maoxian County southwest China's Sichuan Province (Xinhua/Zheng Lei/IANS)

Massive landslide and floods due to rains hit China’s Sichuan province where over 40 homes were destroyed and at least 141 people were reported missing….reports Asian Lite News

ABA, June 24, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken by a cellphone shows rescuers working at the accident site after a landslide occurred in Xinmo Village of Maoxian County, Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 24, 2017. The landslide on Saturday morning smashed some 40 homes, where about 100 people are feared to be buried. (Xinhua/Zheng Lei/IANS) by .
Rescuers working at the accident site after a landslide occurred in Xinmo Village of Maoxian County southwest China’s Sichuan Province (Xinhua/Zheng Lei/IANS)

Over 40 homes were destroyed in Maoxian county’s Xinmo village after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 6 a.m. (local time), reports Xinhua news agency.

The landslide has also blocked a 2 km section of a river and burying 1,600 metres of road.

The provincial government has launched the highest level of disaster relief response and over 300 rescue personnel are currently deployed in the site, according to Tang Limin, spokesperson of Sichuan provincial government.

Images broadcast on state-run television network, CCTV, show several soldiers lifting heavy rocks and several excavators working in the area where the village was, presumably buried.

Torrential rains during this time of the year are frequent in China, and floods, landslides and other catastrophes caused by meteorological phenomena are quite common.

Floods due to rains during the past few days in the Hunan and Hubei provinceshave affected about 390,000 people.