HANGZHOU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people have been confirmed dead after residential buildings collapsed early Monday morning in Wenzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province.

The disaster happened around 4 a.m. in Wenzhou's Lucheng industrial district.

As of 10 p.m., 26 people had been pulled from the debris, but only six survived, according to the district government.

Rescuers said the collapsed buildings were built by villagers. Five adjacent houses built in the 1970s remain standing, but rescuers are demolishing them to avoid secondary disasters.

The latest survivor is a young girl who was rescued at 6:45 p.m., according to the fire department of Wenzhou City. She was protected by the bodies of her parents, who were killed in the collapse.