Deadly landslide in southwestern China

The number of people missing from a huge landslide that buried a mountain village in southwest China last weekend has been revised down from 93 to 73, authorities said Tuesday.

The confirmed number of dead remained at 10 after heavy rain brought down the side of a mountain on to Xinmo village in Sichuan province on Saturday.

But an additional 20 people were reported to be “safe”, according to the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba.

The statement said the figure was revised after officials “visited households, checked household registration and telephone records and conducted public cross-examination”.

It did not explain if any of those people had been rescued from the rubble or if they had been wrongly reported missing.

Meanwhile, the official Xinhua news agency said more rock and mud fell on the site of the tragedy on Tuesday.

No one was injured in the new and smaller avalanche as the area where the village once stood had been cordoned off following warnings on Monday, Xinhua reported.

Rescue workers who had been digging through the rubble since Saturday’s disaster were evacuated from the area on Monday in anticipation of another collapse. (AFP)

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Relatives of victims react at the site

Relatives of victims react at the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China, June 26, 2017. (Photo: Aly Song/Reuters)

Rescue workers stand in silent tribute before evacuating a body

Rescue workers stand in silent tribute before evacuating a body from the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China, June 25, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Relatives of victims burn incense and paper money to mourn their dead

Relatives of victims burn incense and paper money to mourn their dead relatives at the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China, June 26, 2017. (Photo: Aly Song/Reuters)

Rescue workers search for survivors

Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China June 26, 2017. (Photo: Aly Song/Reuters)

Women react at the site

Women react at the site of a landslide, in the village of Xinmo, Sichuan Province, China, June 25, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Rescue workers evacuate a body

Rescue workers evacuate a body from the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China, June 25, 2017. (Photo: CNS/An Yuan via Reuters)

Rescue workers pull a rescue dog across a river

Rescue workers pull a rescue dog across a river at the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China June 25, 2017. (Photo: CNS/An Yuan via Reuters)

Chinese rescuers search for survivors

Chinese rescuers search for survivors at a landslide area in the village of Xinmo in Maoxian county, China’s Sichuan province on June 25, 2017.
Rescuers dug through earth and rocks for a second day on June 25 in an increasingly bleak search for some 118 people still missing after their village in southwest China vanished under a huge landslide. Officials have pulled 15 bodies from the avalanche of rocks that crashed into 62 homes in Xinmo, a once picturesque mountain village nestled by a river in Sichuan province. (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A rescue worker takes a nap

A rescue worker takes a nap at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China on Saturday found bodies, but more than 100 people remained missing. (Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP)

Rescue workers search for survivors

Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a landslide that occurred in Xinmo Village, Mao County, Sichuan province, China, June 24, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

People search for survivors

People search for survivors at the site of a landslide that destroyed some 40 households, where more than 100 people are feared to be buried, local media reports, in Xinmo Village, Sichuan Province, China, June 24, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Rescue workers search for survivors

Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a landslide that occurred in Xinmo Village, Mao County, Sichuan province, China, June 24, 2017. The writing on the flag reads: “Chengdu Fire Departmant Rescue Team”. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Site of the landslide

Vehicles and people line a road leading to the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo: He Qinghai/Xinhua via AP)

Rescuers work at the landslide site

Rescue workers work at the site of a landslide that destroyed some 40 households, where more than 100 people are feared to be buried, according to local media reports, in Xinmo Village, China, June 24, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

General view of the landslide site

General view of the accident site after a landslide at Xinmo Village of Maoxian County on June 24, 2017 in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province of China. (Photo: Zhong Xin/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)

Rescue personnel lift boulders

Rescue personnel work at the site of a landslide that destroyed some 40 households, where more than 100 people are feared to be buried, according to local media reports, in Xinmo Village, China, June 24, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Excavators work the site

The excavator works at the accident site after a landslide at Xinmo Village of Maoxian County on June 24, 2017 in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province of China. (Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Rescuers work at the landslide site

Rescuers work at the accident site after a landslide at Xinmo Village of Maoxian County on June 24, 2017 in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province of China. (Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Emergency personnel work at the site

Emergency personnel, in orange, work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo: He Qinghai/Xinhua via AP)

Rescuers work at the landslide site

Rescuers work at the accident site after a landslide at Xinmo Village of Maoxian County on June 24, 2017 in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province of China. (Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

People search for survivors

People search for survivors at the site of a landslide that destroyed some 40 households, where more than 100 people are feared to be buried, according to local media reports, in Xinmo Village, China, June 24, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

Doctors examine a survivor

Doctors examine a survivor after a landslide at Xinmo Village of Maoxian County on June 24, 2017 in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province of China. (Photo: Zhong Xin/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)

Rescue workers search for survivors

Rescue workers search for survivors at the site of a landslide that occurred in Xinmo Village, Mao County, Sichuan province, China June 24, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

People work at the site

Emergency personnel and local people work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo: Chinatopix via AP)

A nurse attends a survivor

Video still of Qiao Dashuai, left, is attended to by nurses at a hospital after surviving a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo: CCTV via AP Video)

A rescue worker overlooks the site

A rescue worker overlooks the site of a landslide that occurred in Xinmo Village, Mao County, Sichuan province, China, June 24, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)