China mudslide: search and rescue operation underway

Thousands of rescuers are searching for 15 people who remain missing after a flood and a mudslide hit a town in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Sunday.

The two forces of nature left five people dead, 15 missing and seven others injured in Mengdong Township, Malipo County.

They also forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 residents, according to the local rescue headquarters.