Around 140 people are feared dead in a landslide that took place in China’s Sichuan Province on Saturday. A rescue operation is underway, Xinhua reported. Meanwhile, officials said at least two people have died in rain-related incidents in the Hunan province and almost 4.70 lakh people have been affected by the extreme weather conditions, People’s Daily reported.

Officials said at least 40 houses have been destroyed in the calamity triggered by heavy rain in Sichuan. A large portion of a mountain in the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba collapsed over Xinmo Village at about 6am and blocked two kilometre section of a river course, Xinhua reported.