17 years ago Dzhinjang, a province in west China, was hit by an earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale. A mine in the area was also severely damaged in the earthquake, killing and trapping 118 miners inside. This part of the mine has been closed since then.
However, a group of miners from the same province was digging in the abandoned part of the mine when they accidentally found a miner that has remained trapped inside for 17 years.
The rescued miner, Cheung Wai, 59, was in a very bad condition. He was immediately transferred to the nearest hospital, where doctors will assess his physical and mental state.