20 dead, 42 missing in China landslide

November 2, 2008 7:09:26 PM PST
A landslide in southwestern China has left at least 20 people dead and 42 others missing.State media report the deadly torrent of mud and rocks hit a city in Yunnan province Sunday. The area has been pounded by heavy rains in recent days.

The Xinhua News Agency reports more than 1,000 houses collapsed or were damaged in the disaster.

Casualties are still being assessed. Tents, quilts and clothes are being sent to the affected areas.