China landslide kills 25 people

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Landslide in eastern China that has killed at least 25 people. More than 2000 rescuers are searching for survivors. Several days of rain sparked a torent of mud and rock, engulfing homes in Lidong village, Zhejiang province. The landslide occurred shortly before 23:00 on Friday night and buried almost 30 houses.

Parts of the village remain flooded, hindering rescue efforts. Reports say 12 people are still missing. Local officials said one person had been rescued so far and is in stable condition. Most of the missing are children and the elderly, according to local media, which also said that compensation had been agreed for those who lost homes in the disaster.

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