China floods trigger landslide, bridge collapse; dozens remain missing

Floodwaters sweeping through Beichuan in southwest China's Sichuan province on July 9, 2013. Rainstorms sweeping across parts of China have affected millions, causing landslides and disabling transportation in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, state media reported. AFP - Getty Images

Flooding in western China, the worst in 50 years for some areas, triggered a landslide that buried up to 40 people Wednesday. Rescue workers with search dogs rushed to the site in the city of Dujiangyan, in Sichuan province, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

On Tuesday, the flooding caused the collapse of an almost 50-year-old bridge in a nearby county, sending six vehicles into the raging waters and leaving 12 people missing.

Residents are transported on an excavator as others walk through flooded streets in a district of Chengdu on July 9, 2013. AFP - Getty Images
Floodwaters sweeping through Beichuan on July 9, 2013. AFP - Getty Images