Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Man rescued alive in Shenzhen after 67 hours - China Landslide


A man buried in rubble for almost three days after a landslide hit an area of the south Chinese city of Shenzhen has been pulled out alive.
The landslide, which struck early on Sunday, engulfed more than 30 buildings in an industrial district.
At least four bodies have been recovered so far. More than 70 people are still missing.
The landslide happened when a huge man-made mound of earth and construction waste collapsed after heavy rains.
The government has opened an official investigation into the incident, after it emerged that authorities had previously issued warnings about the mound.
The 19-year-old survivor was found around 04:00 local time on Wednesday (20:00 GMT Tuesday), after being buried for 67 hours. He has been named as Tian Zeming, a migrant worker from Chongqing in south-western China.
Officials say he was found in an extremely weak condition in an excavated hole under the building's roof. He was severely dehydrated and had a crushed leg. Rescuers took about two hours to safely pull him out.

Original article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-35166123