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Collapse kills nearly 70 workers

By Wang Jian in Fengcheng, Jiangxi and Xu Wei in Beijing ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-11-25 08:48:43

Xi, Li urge stepped-up efforts after builders' platform gives way

Sixty-seven workers have been confirmed dead and three injured after a working platform within a power plant's unfinished cooling tower collapsed on Thursday morning in Jiangxi province.

President Xi Jinping urged local authorities early on Thursday to step up rescue, treatment and follow-up efforts. The country has seen several recent work accidents, and the central government should take steps to thoroughly root out work safety hazards, he said.

Collapse kills nearly 70 workers

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