Three people were left dead and 19 people are still missing after a mudslide hit a village in Dehong, Yunnan province this morning.
Xinhua reports that the natural disaster hit Huna Village around 6:00 a.m., leaving 13 houses crushed and dozens more damaged.
Zhang Guojun, a rescuer working at the site, told Xinhua the mudslide cleaved out its way through the middle of the village. It also blocked road traffic and caused power disruption.
Zhang said no mechanical equipment has been sent to aid those searching for survivors. Rescuers are using only shovels and their bare hands to dig through debris.
Earlier this month, a mudslide in Shawa Village of Yunnan province left 17 unaccounted for. Rescuers said that the people may had been swept into the Nujiang River, about 500 meters from the site.
Meanwhile, the death toll from the super typhoon that ravaged southern China has gone up to 17.