Flash floods have killed at least five people in southwest China and 11 others are missing, state media reported. The floods were triggered by storms in Huaping county near Lijiang in Yunnan province on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported. Over 28cm of rain fell during that period, officials said. Seventy-two homes collapsed during the flooding and nearly 250 were damaged. Fifteen people were injured, the report said. READ MORE: Floods leave at least 14 dead in southern China The storms caused the Liyu River to burst its banks, flooding several residential communities. A search for the missing is underway.