Deadly collapse at Chinese power station

At least 40 people have been killed when a platform collapsed at a construction site in China’s Jiangxi province.

The accident took place at a power plant in Fengcheng where a cooling tower was under construction.

There were a number of people still trapped at the scene, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

Jiangxi province’s fire services said 32 fire trucks and 212 soldiers had been deployed.

A total of 68 people were at the construction site at the time of the accident.

According to Jiangxi Daily, two 168m-high cooling towers were being built at the site as part of a
project to add two 1,000-megawatt coal-fired power units to the power plant.
The project will cost 7.67bn yuan ($1.11bn; £0.89bn) .

Fatal accidents are common at industrial sites in China and there have been growing demands for
more stringent safety standards.



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