More than 800 rescuers have been scouring
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More than 800 rescuers have been scouring the area
At least 16 people have died in two landslides in southwestern China and rescuers are looking for 30 missing, Chinese state media reports.

A landslide on Tuesday night buried 21 houses and caused at least 15 deaths in Guizhou province's Shuicheng county, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Thursday.

Eleven people were rescued and sent to a hospital while another 30 remained unaccounted for. Heavy rain is believed to be the main cause.



More than 800 rescuers have been scouring the area, where continuous rainfall and the mountain's steep slopes have hampered search efforts.

Meanwhile, one person died and six others are missing after an earlier landslide hit a village in Hezhang county in Guizhou on Tuesday afternoon.

The landslide happened at a highway construction site, the Xinhua state news agency reported.

Source: AAP