>> At least 24 people are missing in southwestern Kyrgyzstan after a landslide tore through a village Saturday. The country's emergency ministry said the landslide was caused by heavy rain and destroyed 11 houses in the village in Uzgen district. The exact number of people hit by the landslide was unclear, but many have lost their possessions.
>> In the morning the landside crashed into the river and the water flooded our houses. We only had time to run outside. Whatever we could grab we took with us, the rest is gone with the flood.>> The local press office said people had received a warning about risks of a possible landslide and were recommended to leave the area.
Those who decided to stay signed papers saying they had been informed about the danger. More than 180 emergency ministry personnel working at the site to excavate the buried village. Since the beginning of the year, at least 25 landslides have been registered in the region, killing six people.