A lorry driver had an amazing escape in China after his truck went over a cliff and fell more than 600ft down a mountain. Zheng Yongping lost control while negotiating a sharp bend at a quarry in the mountains near Wannian Town, Jiangxi Province. It careered down the steep slope, eventually being torn in two after hitting an iron ore conveyor. Zheng said: I can clearly remember going over the edge and my first thought was to jump out of the cab. But the handle broke off in my hand so I just held on to the steering wheel and pushed my feet on the floor as hard as I could and prayed for luck. After hitting the conveyor, the drivers cab was torn away from the rest of the truck and came to rest halfway down the mountain. Villagers who saw the horrific accident called police immediately but rescuers did not expect to find anybody still alive. I was trapped in the cab, and I wanted to call my wife, but I couldnt find my mobile phone. I felt so weak, but then I saw people coming, added Zheng. He was taken for treatment at the Wannian County Peoples Hospital where he is now in a stable condition. The chief surgeon commented: Its a pure miracle. OCU