8 killed in southwest China mudslides
Updated 13:42, 21-Aug-2019

At least eight people are dead, six injured and 23 people are missing after multiple mudslides hit Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Tuesday, according to local authorities.

The disaster damaged homes and disrupted traffic in different areas of Sichuan Province.

The local government upgraded the Level III emergency response to a Level II emergency response early Wednesday morning.

The evacuation and rescue mission is ongoing.