Connect with us

International

China arrest, detain 9 over power plant collapse that killed 74 people

Published

on

China arrest, detain 9 over power plant collapse that killed 74 people

Chinese news agency Xinhua said on Monday that authorities have arrested nine people involved in a power plant construction project in the east of the country which collapsed last week killing 74 people.

Eyewitnesses say a crane collapsed, triggering the collapse of the entire construction platform in an incident which occurred on Thursday morning in Fengcheng, in Jiangxi province, during work on a cooling tower for a coal-fired power plant.

Read also: Impending recount of votes in Wisconsin, a scam, Trump says

Reports say chairman of Hebei Yineng Tower Engineering, whose family name they gave as Zhang was among one of the nine people arrested.

Xinhua also said the nine were suspected of “major liability” in the accident and would face criminal charges, but gave no other details other than that the probe was continuing.

RipplesNigeria ….without borders, without fears

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 × 3 =

TEST

Investigations