Rescuers search for missing people and clear the rocks at a section of the Chengdu-Kunming railway in Ganluo county, Sichuan province, Aug 15, 2019. [Photo/VCG]

CHENGDU — A total of 17 people were initially confirmed missing after a rock collapse that happened in Southwest China’s Sichuan province Wednesday, the rescue team said Thursday.

The rock collapse took place at around 12:44 pm Wednesday at a section of the Chengdu-Kunming railway in Ganluo county.

Rescue work is still underway.