67 dead in construction site collapse in east China

FENGCHENG, 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 east China’s Jiangxi Province Thursday, rescuers said.

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

Two people were injured, and their conditions remain unknown.

Rescue work is underway. PNA/Xinhua-northboundasia.com