Nine killed in equipment collapse at China power plant

Guangzhou [China], Mar. 25 : As many as nine people were killed and two others injured after an operation platform collapsed at a power plant in south China's Guangdong Province on Saturday.

The accident took place at around 8 a.m. at No. 7 Thermal Power Plant in the provincial capital Guangzhou, Xinhua news agency quoted Li Chibin, Deputy Chief of the work safety administration of Conghua District, as saying.

He said that 10 workers were working on the 40-meter-high platform when it gave way. Another worker who was working on the ground was buried in the rubble. Li blamed the construction of the platform for the accident, saying it was too simple and not secure enough.

The power plant, located in Conghua, is still under construction and expected to start operations in May.

Source: ANI