Workers rescued from Chinese tunnel after eight days10 July 2012
Three Chinese railway workers who were trapped in a collapsed tunnel for more than a week have been pulled to safety, local media revealed last week. Around 400 rescue workers were called to the scene to free the men.
About 40m of the 2,625m Hongling Tunnel, an under-construction section of the Hukun Railway, collapsed in Xinhua county of Loudi city on 30 June. The workers had been kept alive with food and water, which was lowered on a rope through ventilation tubes.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.