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China landslide death toll grows to 20 after 21 homes buried in Shuicheng county

A view of the landslide in Pingdi village in Shuicheng county in Guizhou province, China, 24 July 24, 2019. .
A view of the landslide in Pingdi village in Shuicheng county in Guizhou province, China, 24 July 24, 2019. . EPA/FEATURECHINA CHINA OUT via AP

The search is continuing for about two dozen missing people as the death toll rose to 20 from a landslide in southwestern China earlier this week.

State broadcaster CCTV says five more bodies have been found in Guizhou province, where the landslide buried 21 houses Tuesday night in a village in Shuicheng county.

WATCH: June 24, 2017 — Landslide buries village in southwest China

Landslide buries village in southwest China
Landslide buries village in southwest China

The latest victims included twoshu women and three children.

The official Xinhua News Agency says an estimated 25 people remain unaccounted for. Eleven others have been rescued.

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Another landslide earlier Tuesday left one dead and six missing at a highway construction site about 90 kilometres (55 miles) north in Guizhou province’s Hezhang county.

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Heavy seasonal rains have caused extensive flooding and landslides across much of southern China.