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Nine detained over east China power plant collapse

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-11-28 11:24

NANCHANG -- Nine people are facing criminal charges in connection with a deadly construction site accident in east China's Jiangxi Province, police said Monday.

The platform for a cooling tower of a power plant under construction collapsed in Fengcheng City on Nov. 24, leaving 74 people dead and two injured.

Local police detained nine people suspected of major liability in the accident early on Monday.

Construction on the cooling tower is part of an expansion of the Fengcheng Power Plant owned by Jiangxi Ganneng Co. Ltd. The tower is being built by Hebei Yineng Tower Engineering Co. Ltd.

Among the detained are chairman of Hebei Yineng Tower Engineering Co. Ltd., and chief engineer of the construction project.

Further investigation is under way.

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