Beijing: Fourteen Chinese workers who are trapped inside a railway tunnel which collapsed on Monday in?southwest China`s Yunnan Province?are still alive, officials said today.
Fourteen workers are confirmed to be alive but another one remains out of contact after part of a railway tunnel collapsed on Monday afternoon, they said.
The rescuers had drilled a hole in the collapsed tunnel yesterday after more than 27 hours of rescue work, and managed to send food, water and flashlights to the workers, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
"Fourteen workers are alive and safe, while the situation of another one remains unclear," the Chinese government said in a statement.
The tunnel, known as Funing No.1 tunnel, was on a pivotal railway linking Yunnan with southwest China`s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.