7 Aug 2012

450 Chinese workers trapped in flooded tunnel

2:00 pm on 7 August 2012

Rescue workers are trying to save about 450 workers trapped in a flooded tunnel in north-eastern China.

The tunnel is being built for a railway line in Chaotao town near Benxi city.

More than a dozen of the trapped workers were rescued on Monday morning.

Water up to two metres deep flooded into the tunnel from two nearby rivers after torrential rain brought by Typhoon Damrey.