CNI News : Nine people were killed in a series of landslides in an autonomous region in Sichuan province in southwestern China. Five people are still missing. Local authorities said on Thursday. News from AFP. Local officials also said that those who lost their lives in the landslide caused by the sudden rains included a 3-year-old firefighter. According to the fire and rescue authority in Sichuan province, the country’s state news agency Xinhua said another firefighter was being given emergency treatment. Six more were reported injured in the incident. In this catastrophic situation, millions of people have been evacuated from Wenchuan in the mountainous Aba Tibet and Qiang Autonomous Region. Thousands of homes are closed to water and electricity due to landslides and heavy rains. In addition, many bridges were damaged in the disaster and road connectivity with Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, was closed. Local authorities said they have sent 20 buses and two helicopters to remove tourists from the popular tourist area. Xinhua said efforts to search and rescue the natural disaster continued.