At least 25 people are dead and 12 still missing after a landslide hit a village in Zhejiang province late on Friday night as most of the town was in bed.
The victims range in age from 2 years old to 92 years old.
So far, rescuers have only been able rescue one person, reports China Daily. Rescue operations are still undergoing.
A deluge of rock and mud occurred at around 10:50 p.m. in Lishui district, burying 27 homes and flooding 21 others.
More than 2,300 rescuers arrived on the scene and worked through the night with the help of seven rescue dogs to try to find any survivors. Their efforts have been delayed by near constant rainfall.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) November 15, 2015
Local media reports that a group of 30 families from the village are set to receive insurance payments of 22,500 yuan ($3,530).
Watch drone footage of the disaster area in the wake of the deadly mudslide:
And a friendly reminder to please not stand there and take pictures while a landslide happens right in front of you:
This hill may be about to collapse but NOTHING is going to stop us from standing right here and taking pictures!
Posted by Shanghaiist on Monday, November 9, 2015
[Images via NetEase]