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China puts 25 under investigation for deadly accident

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-23 11:22

BEIJING - Twenty-five suspects have been put under prosecutorial investigation, following a deadly construction platform collapse in eastern China last year, the Supreme People's Procuratorate announced Friday.

The 25 are suspected of dereliction of duty, abuse of power, accepting bribes, and embezzlement or bribery.

On Nov 24, 2016, a platform for the construction of a cooling tower at a power plant collapsed in Fengcheng, Jiangxi province, killing 73, injuring two and causing a direct economic loss of about 102 million yuan ($15.48 million).

Construction of the cooling tower was part of the expansion of Fengcheng Power Plant, which is owned by Jiangxi Ganneng. The tower was being built by Hebei Yineng Tower Engineering.

The investigation has found a number of officials overlooked work safety, engaged in illegal acts or irregularities in bidding, and embezzled or privately divided state assets.

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