2 killed, 12 missing after mudslide hits China's Sichuan

CHENGDU, China -- Two people were killed and 12 others remain missing after a heavy rain-triggered mudslide hit Tianquan County, in southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said on Sunday.

Rescue team members search for survivors in Tianquan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 26, 2021. (Xinhua)

The mudslide, which took place in the early hours of Sunday, trapped 62 people. As of 5 p.m., a total of 50 people had been found, with two deaths, according to the emergency management bureau in the city of Ya'an, which administers Tianquan County.

More than 700 people and over 70 vehicles have been sent to participate in rescue efforts, according to the bureau.

The search for the missing people is ongoing.