6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 07:42 AM IST

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

AP | By, Beijing

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

The official Xinhua News Agency said 77 houses collapsed or were buried in the Wednesday night landslide in the village of Yingping in Guizhou province.

Xinhua says another 21 people were injured in the landslide.

State television network CCTV said Thursday 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.

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