Six people were killed in landslides caused by heavy rains in the sizeable Chinese municipality of Chongqing, located in southwestern China, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing local authorities.

It is noted that heavy downpours began on Thursday morning in the Kaizhou region. In some districts, a total of up to 400 millimeters of rain fell. The rains led to numerous landslides and road collapses. Initially, two people were reported dead, and four were missing. As of Friday evening, the bodies of all the disappeared had been found, raising the total number of victims to six.

It is noted that more than 200 residents took part in the search and rescue operation.