China | China detains 9 for collapsed power plant disaster
A rescue worker continues searching at the site where a power plant's cooling tower under construction collapsed, in Fengcheng, Jiangxi province, China, November 25, 2016. Photo: Reuters
A rescue worker continues searching at the site where a power plant's cooling tower under construction collapsed, in Fengcheng, Jiangxi province, China, November 25, 2016. Photo: Reuters

China detains 9 for collapsed power plant disaster

Nine people involved in a power plant construction project that collapsed last week have been detained by Chinese police

November 28, 2016 2:37 PM (UTC+8)

Chinese police have formally detained nine people involved in a power plant construction project in the east of the country which collapsed last week killing 74 people, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday.

The accident happened on Thursday morning in Fengcheng, in Jiangxi province, during work on a cooling tower for a coal-fired power plant. A tower crane collapsed, triggering the collapse of the entire construction platform.

Xinhua said the nine included the chairman of Hebei Yineng Tower Engineering, whose family name they gave as Zhang.

State media has said the company was in charge of the building project.

 

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