67 killed in China power plant collapse

Power plant collapse

Beijing:  At least 67 people were killed on Thursday after a platform under construction at a power plant collapsed in eastern China’s Jiangxi province, sources said.

As per reports, the incident occurred at 7 am (2300GMT) in Fengcheng when a cooling tower platform collapsed to the ground early morning and trapped many people under it.

According to local reports there were 68 workers on the scaffolding at the time of the accident. Apart from the 67 confirmed deaths, one person was still missing and two others injured.

In August, a pipeline explosion at a coal-fired power plant killed 21 people. More than 130 people were rushed to the hospital earlier this year after a toxic chemical leak in a plant in eastern China.


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