BEIJING -- The search continued Friday for more than two dozen people missing since a landslide buried homes in southwestern China as the death toll rose to 24, state media said.

The landslide buried 21 houses Tuesday night in a village in the city of Liupanshui in Guizhou province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

State broadcaster CCTV said two women and three children were among the latest victims found. Eleven people have been rescued, and another 27 remain missing.

Heavy seasonal rains have caused extensive flooding and landslides across much of southern China.

A separate landslide earlier Tuesday left one dead and six missing at a highway construction site about 90 kilometres (55 miles) north in Guizhou province's Hezhang county.