CHENGDU, June 24 (Xinhua) -- The rescue headquarters of the landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province has said the landslide buried 62 homes, and more than 120 people are thought to be missing.
The landslide from a high part of a mountain in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba hit Xinmo Village in Maoxian County at about 6 a.m., blocking a 2-km section of river and burying 1,600 meters of road.
The provincial government has launched the highest level of disaster relief response and sent rescue teams to the site.
Currently, more than 1,000 workers with life-detection instruments are engaged in the search for survivors.
The provincial department of land and resources said the landslide was caused by heavy rain. An estimated 18 million cubic meters of earth mass fell some 1,600 meters, engulfing Xinmo Village. Enditem