A man in China has been rescued after being buried alive for more than 60 hours by the landslide that hit southern city of Shenzhen on 20 December.

Footage from Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV News), shows 19-year-old male survivor Tian Zeming being carried on a stretcher by rescue services, before being taken in an ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Tian was found on 22 December in a stable condition but with his legs crushed. State news agency Xinhua said Tian told rescuers there was another survivor close by, but when rescue services approached they showed no signs of life.

Rescuers have promised to keep digging in the same location where Tian was found in the hope of finding more survivors, according to CCTV News.

More than 70 people are missing after the landslide buried 33 buildings on 20 December.

The Ministry of Land Resources blamed the landslide on a man-made mountain of dirt, cement chunks and other construction waste that had been piled up against a hill over the past two years. Heavy rains in the region had saturated the soil, making it increasingly unstable and ultimately causing it to collapse with massive force.

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.