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74 killed in China construction collapse horror

Updated: Nov 25, 2016 09:53 IST

Beijing [China], Nov. 25 (ANI): Disaster struck when a platform built to help with repairs at a Chinese power plant collapsed Thursday morning, killing 74 people.

Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported that sixty-eight victims have been identified whose age range from 23 to 53.

Two other people were injured, including a person whom rescuers managed to pull from under the debris at the site in Fengcheng city in the southern province of Jiangxi.

The platform had been built around a cooling tower that was undergoing repairs and sixty-eight people were working on it at the time of the collapse, according to China's State Administration of Work Safety.

More than 200 firefighters were deployed, as well as search and rescue dogs as a massive operation was launched to find survivors.

In a statement, Chinese premier Li Keqiang called for rescue teams to "work around the clock to save people trapped," and to "make every effort to treat the wounded and try their best to reduce casualties." (ANI)

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