The death toll from a flash flood that slammed into a primary school in a remote northeastern town in China has climbed to 62 children and two adults.

The official Xinhua news agency said Saturday that another 17 students, a teacher and six villagers are receiving emergency medical treatment.

The news agency did not mention how many people are still missing in the wake of the disaster that hit the town of Shalan near Ning'an city in Heilongjiang province Friday.

Xinhua said more than 350 children, ages six to 14, and 31 teachers were at the Changan Primary School when the flood hit the village.

More flooding is likely, with heavy rains predicted for both northern and southern China.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.