CHENGDU, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Five people are missing in a landslide caused by downpours in southwest China's Sichuan Province early Sunday, local authorities said.
The landslide happened in a mountain village in Meigu County of Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture at around 4 a.m., the county committee of the Communist Party of China said in a press release.
It said the landslide affected a total of 79 villagers from 16 families, destroying their homes and cropland.
The landslide also disrupted power supply and communication and damaged country roads, it said.
Rescue work continues.