Platform Collapse Kills 67 At China Power Plant

At least 67 workers have been killed, and a further two injured, after a platform that was under construction collapsed, at a power plant in China.

A platform under construction at a power plant in eastern China collapsed early on Thursday, killing 67 people and injuring two, while rescuers pulled one worker from the debris, state media said.

Deadly accidents are relatively common at industrial sites in China, where anger over lax standards is growing. Three decades of swift economic growth have been marred by incidents ranging from mining disasters to factory fires.

Two injured workers were taken to hospital soon after the 7am local time accident in Fengcheng in Jiangxi province, during work on a cooling tower for the coal-fired power plant.

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