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Death toll from E China construction site collapse rises to 74
   2016-11-25 02:56:46    Xinhua      Web Editor: Ma Ruohan

Aerial photo taken on Nov. 24, 2016 shows the accident site at the Fengcheng power plant in Yichun City, east China's Jiangxi Province. Sixty-seven people have been confirmed dead and another missing as a platform of a power plant's cooling tower under construction collapsed in Jiangxi Thursday, rescuers said. [Photo: Xinhua/Wan Xiang]

Seventy-four people have been confirmed dead and another two injured as a platform of a power plant's cooling tower under construction collapsed in east China's Jiangxi Province Thursday, rescuers said.

As of 10 p.m., 68 victims have been identified. Most of them were born after 1980, with the youngest being 23 years old, and the oldest 53.

These people were working at the site at 7 a.m. when the platform collapsed at the Fengcheng Power Plant in the city of Yichun.

Rescue work is underway.


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