XINING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Bodies of six victims have been found and retrieved while searing for the other four missing is underway after a road collapse that occured Monday in northwest China's Qinghai Province, local authorities said Tuesday.

Another 16 people have been hospitalized, said Zuo Xisheng with the emergency management bureau of Xining, the provincial capital. All the injured are in stable conditions.

The accident happened at around 5:30 p.m., when a road section collapsed on Nandajie Street in Xining and a public bus fell into the hole.

The collapsing area is around 80 square meters. The bus has been lifted out of the hole by Tuesday morning.

Over 1,000 rescuers and 30 vehicles were sent to the site.

Identification of the victims is underway while the cause of the accident is being investigated.