A young girl has been rescued after falling into a panda enclosure in southwest China.

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed video of a security guard first trying to rescue the girl in red with a stick.

Then, he leaned through a gap to hold the girl's hand and pull her out as pandas were approaching.

The incident took place at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on Saturday, CCTV said.

The girl was not injured and the cause of the incident was said to be still under investigation.