China's official news agency reports that rescuers in the southeast of the country have recovered 50 bodies from a police academy hit by a typhoon-triggered landslide.

Xinhua says some 7,000 soldiers are still searching for 36 people who remain missing.

Officials said heavy rains from Typhoon Longwang on Sunday caused flooding and landslides in the Fujian province capital city, washing away two training school barracks that housed police recruits. 

In a separate development, Xinhua says authorities have evacuated about 13,000 people from their homes in central China along a tributary of the Yangtze River. 

It says heavy rains in Hubei province have cut off several roads, and more rain is expected in the next two days.

Some information for this story provided by AFP.