At Least 74 Killed in Horrific China Power Plant Accident

By Bridget O'Donnell, November 25, 2016

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At least 74 people were killed and two injured yesterday after a platform under construction at a power plant in Jiangxi province collapsed.

The accident happened at around 7 am in Fengcheng at the cooling tower of coal-fired power plant. The plant was in its third phase of construction.

The company that owned the plant, Jiangxi Ganneng Co, confirmed that 74 people were killed. Two were taken to the hospital after sustaining injuries from the accident, while rescuers had to pull one worker from the rubble.

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang ordered an investigation into the accident, saying in a statement: "Strengthen supervision and preventive measures, prevent such a major accident from happening again."

[Image via Reuters]

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