DEHRADUN, India (AFP) - At least 12 people were killed and about 50 missing Saturday in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Indias northern Uttarakhand state, an official said. The landslide occurred in Pithoragarh district, about 450 kilometres from state capital Dehradun. Twelve bodies have been recovered and the search is on for another 50 people who are believed trapped in the debris of the mudslide, senior administration official N.S. Negi told AFP by phone. In Philippines, the rescuers struggled to evacuate hundreds of villagers caught by rampaging flash floods in the northern Philippines Saturday as the death toll rose to 20, officials said. Police said the bodies of eight of 12 miners buried Friday by a landslide that hit a mining area in the northern city of Baguio have been recovered. Provincial police chief Senior Superintendent Danilo Pelisco said they were still looking for six other miners. Some 173,171 people in seven provinces in the northern island of Luzon have been displaced by flooding and landslides in the wake of Typhoon Morakot, which grazed the country before making landfall in Taiwan overnight, disaster relief officials said. In Taiwan, one person was killed and five were missing in Taiwan as Typhoon Morakot lashed the island with powerful winds and downpours, rescuers said Saturday. A woman in the southern city of Kaohsiung died after she fell into a ditch when strong winds swept her off her motorcycle, said the National Fire Agency, which coordinates rescue work. It also said four fishermen and a 50-year-old woman who had fallen into a river were unaccounted for while seventeen people have been injured but none seriously. Morakot, which means emerald in Thai, had dumped 1,700 millimetres (66 inches) of rain on southern Pingtung county as of Saturday afternoon, flooding at least three townships, the govt said. In China, Up to 100 crew members on more than a dozen boats from China, Vietnam and Cambodia were missing off the south of China Saturday in rough seas caused by tropical storm Goni, state press said. Rescue vessels and helicopters have been dispatched off Hainan island with over 20 vessels in trouble, local maritime officials told Xinhua news agency. China Central Television said that at least one fishing boat has sunk in the storm. Meanwhile, a massive landslide that blocked a river in southwest China and threatened a hydroelectric dam has also left 29 people missing, state media reported Saturday. The landslide occurred on the Dadu river in Sichuan provinces Hanyuan county late Thursday, leaving two people dead and 18 others injured, the Ministry of Water Resources said in a report on its website. According to the Beijing News, 29 people were missing with most believed to be migrant workers who had transferred from a local train and were apparently making their way to a work site. The paper said that at least 10 vehicles were damaged or destroyed in the landslide that wiped out a road along the river, but the report did not clarify if the missing workers were in any of those vehicles. A search and rescue effort is ongoing, it said.