ZHENXIONG, Yunnan, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a landslide that hit a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan Province Friday has risen to 44 after one more body was retrieved Saturday morning, rescuers said. Two remain missing.
The landslide hit the Zhaojiagou area of Gaopo Village, Zhenxiong County around 8:20 a.m. Friday. Zhenxiong is some 550 km northeast of the provincial capital, Kunming.
Forty-six residents -- 27 adults and 19 children -- were buried in the landslide, according to the local civil affairs bureau.
More than 1,000 rescue workers with the help of excavators, shovels and life detectors are still in search of the missing ones.