LONDON -- A man was rescued today after surviving a mudslide and being stuck in the rubble for three days, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported.
Firefighters had to squeeze into a narrow room around him and pull debris out, rescuer Zhang Yabin told Xinhua.
Tian Zeming, 19, was in a stable condition after undergoing surgery for a broken hand and on his foot, state broadcaster CCTV reported.
More than 70 people were still missing today after a mountain of construction waste material and mud collapsed and flowed into Hengtaiyu industrial park, in Shenzhen, southern China.
Even though the critical 72-hour period to find survivors had passed, authorities continued rescue efforts with a team of 5,000, City Vice Mayor Zhang Hu told a news conference today.
"As long as there is a sliver of hope, we will never give up," Zhang said.
Authorities identified the exact location of Tian at 1 a.m. and finally found him at 3:30 a.m. Before he was pulled out, Tian was given oxygen and received intravenous infusion, the rescuer said.