40 killed in China construction mishap

Srinagar: At least 40 people have died and others are still trapped after a platform under construction at a power plant’s cooling tower in eastern China’s Jiangxi province collapsed, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday.

The accident happened in Fengcheng at around 7am (2300 GMT) and rescuers were on the scene, Xinhua said.

The death toll was likely to rise because an unknown number of people were still trapped, the report said, adding that five injured workers have been sent to hospital.

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