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More than 100 missing after deadly China landslide

Emergency personnel search for survivors. Credit: He Qinghai/Xinhua via AP

At least fifteen people have died and more than 100 are still missing and feared to have been buried under debris following a landslide in China.

According to the government of Mao county in Sichuan province the landslide from a mountain fell onto the village of Xinmo at about 6am (10pm BST) on Saturday, destroying an area that once held 62 homes.

The landslide unleashed huge rocks and mounds of earth on the village.

On Sunday search and rescue operations were still underway and China's official Xinhua News Agency reported that rescuers said they "won't give up as long as there is a slim chance" to find survivors.

Rescuers have already located a family of three, including a baby who was just weeks old, who have managed to escape as the landslide began to hit their home.

Emergency personnel (seen in orange) search the scene of the landslide. Credit: He Qinghai/Xinhua via AP

A local rescue official estimated 105 million cubic feet (3 million cubic metres) of earth and rock - enough to fill more than 1,000 Olympic swimming pools - had slid down the mountain during the landslide.