Friday, 17 workers are still missing after a landslide in southwestern China buried a section of railway under repair, according to state-run media.
The landslide in Ganluo County, Sichuan Province, has occurred very quickly, a witness told the newspaper.
“I spotted a strange movement on the mountain slope after a truck passed. And I shouted, telling everyone to run away,” said Chen Kun, an official from the China Railway Chengdu Group.
“The rocks and mud fell within two or three seconds while we were running, we could feel rocks chasing us.”
Rescue operations are underway with 11 rubble workers who buried 70 meters of rails, the paper said.
Several landslides hit the region this summer as massive rains caused the hills in the mountainous region to collapse.
Elsewhere in China, a humid summer has claimed lives.