Fresh landslide at site of disaster in China

Rescue workers conducting search operations at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, on June 25, 2017.
Rescue workers conducting search operations at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village, Sichuan province, on June 25, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - More rocks and mud fell on Tuesday (June 27) at the site of a major landslide that buried a mountain village and scores of people in south-west China last weekend, state media said.

No one was injured in the new and smaller avalanche as the area where Xinmo village once stood had been cordoned off following warnings on Monday (June 26), Xinhua news agency reported.

Rescuers workers who had been digging through the rubble since Saturday's (June 24) disaster were evacuated from the area on Monday in anticipation of another slide.

At least 10 people have been confirmed dead and 93 are still missing after heavy rain brought down the side of a mountain onto the village in Sichuan province. Only three survivors have been found.