The mainland has declared an initial victory in holding back floods on the Huai river. But the State Council has urged continued vigilance against flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain. Among the latest disasters, landslides in western Sichuan's mountainous Wangcang county killed six and left four missing, state media said yesterday. Rescue workers recovered two bodies from last week's landslides in Sichuan's Danba country, but 49 are still missing. Authorities are now focusing on relief work, restoring water and electricity to the rural area. The floods on the Huai surpassed the levels of 1991, which were the worst in recent years. The Ministry of Civil Affairs said flooding along the river killed at least 16 people and caused damage estimated at 18 billion yuan (HK$16.9 billion). The second flood peak on the Huai river entered Hongze lake in Jiangsu province, but water levels were already dropping, Xinhua said.