6 missing following mudflow in southwest China

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KUNMING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Six people went missing following a mudflow near a highway maintenance station in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Saturday morning, local authorities said.

The accident took place at around 1 a.m. Saturday in Drung-Nu Autonomous County of Gongshan after continuous rain hit the area, burying two auto repair sites and one scrap metal recycling facility, said a statement from the information office of the county government.

Search and rescue operations are on, and nearby residents have been evacuated to safety.