One man pulled alive from landslide in China's Shenzhen

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Body Found in China Landslide Search

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - A man was pulled out alive on Wednesday more than 60 hours after being buried when a waste heap collapsed on an industrial estate in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and there could be at least one other survivor, state media said.

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Tian Zeming, who was found at 3:30 a.m. (2.30 p.m. Tuesday), was in a coherent state but his legs had been crushed, the official Xinhua news agency said.

"He told the soldiers who rescued him, there is another survivor close by," Xinhua said.

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TOPSHOT - Excavators and rescuers are seen working at the site of a landslide that hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on December 21, 2015. A landslide that swept through an industrial park in southern China has buried more than 30 buildings in a sea of mud, leaving 91 people missing and triggering a gas explosion, Chinese media said on December 21. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Rescue workers look for survivors after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on December 21, 2015. A landslide that swept through an industrial park in southern China has buried more than 30 buildings in a sea of mud, leaving 91 people missing and triggering a gas explosion, Chinese media said on December 21. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue workers walk during their search for survivors after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on December 21, 2015. A landslide that swept through an industrial park in southern China has buried more than 30 buildings in a sea of mud, leaving 91 people missing and triggering a gas explosion, Chinese media said on December 21. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue workers (L) rest during their search for survivors after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on December 21, 2015. A landslide that swept through an industrial park in southern China has buried more than 30 buildings in a sea of mud, leaving 91 people missing and triggering a gas explosion, Chinese media said on December 21. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Excavators are used after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on December 21, 2015. A landslide that swept through an industrial park in southern China has buried more than 30 buildings in a sea of mud, leaving 91 people missing and triggering a gas explosion, Chinese media said on December 21. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 21: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for survivors on the rubble of collapsed buildings on December 21, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Three people were injured and at least 91 remain missing after a landslide hit an industrial park and buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen city on Sunday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 21: (CHINA OUT) An aerial view of a landslide at Liuxi industrial park on December 21, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Three people were injured and at least 91 remain missing after a landslide hit an industrial park and buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen city on Sunday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Three people were injured and at least 91 remain missing after a landslide hit an industrial park and buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen city on Sunday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 21: (CHINA OUT) Rescuers search for survivors on the rubble of collapsed buildings on December 21, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Three people were injured and at least 91 remain missing after a landslide hit an industrial park and buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen city on Sunday. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Rescuers look for survivors after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on December 20, 2015. A massive landslide at an industrial park in southern China buried 22 buildings and left 22 people missing on December 20, state media reported, as more than 1,500 emergency workers searched the scene. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A building is damaged after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on December 20, 2015. A massive landslide at an industrial park in southern China buried 22 buildings and left 22 people missing on December 20, state media reported, as more than 1,500 emergency workers searched the scene. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
SHENZHEN, CHINA - DECEMBER 20: Emergency services search for survivors at an industrial park after a landslide buried 22 buildings on December 20, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Reports say at least 27 people are missing and 7 people have been rescued so far after a landslide hit China's southern province on Sunday. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)
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Firefighters had to squeeze into a narrow room around Tian and pull debris out by hand, rescuer Zhang Yabin told Xinhua.

Tian has had surgery and is in a stable condition in hospital, the Xinhua report said.

Xinhua later said that another body was also discovered, although it was not clear if that was the person to whom Tian had referred. A body was also recovered from the rubble on Tuesday.

The government has said more than 70 people are missing in China's latest industrial disaster, although this figure continues to be revised down as authorities make contact with people who were believed to have been buried but were not.

A giant deluge of mud and construction waste from the overfull dump site buried 33 buildings at the industrial park on Sunday.

It was the second major man-made disaster in China in four months. At least 160 people were killed in massive chemical blasts in the northern port city of Tianjin in August.

With growing worries about China's industrial safety standards and lack of oversight, Premier Li Keqiang ordered an investigation within hours of the mudslide in Shenzhen, a town that has boomed with the breakneck growth in the world's second-largest economy.

(Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Paul Tait)

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