Six people were killed overnight in a landslide in Georgia's Black Sea autonomous republic of Adzharia, a government source said on Monday.

The landslide struck a mountainous village, completely destroying one house. The landslide was caused by recent heavy rains in the region.

"Six people were buried alive," the source said.

So far, only one body, that of a child, has been recovered.

The source said another 47 houses in the village were at danger from landslides.