Print Edition - 2017-09-17  |  World News Digest

China punishes 31 for deadly construction accident

- Agencies, BEIJING

Sep 17, 2017-

China has ordered 31 people to be placed under “coercive measures” for a collapse last year at a construction site that killed 73 people, the state news agency reported Saturday. Coercive measures are a form of detention that can range from constant surveillance to outright arrest. It is often used against people accused of endangering national security. The punishment follows the collapse in November 2016 of a platform being built for a cooling tower at a power plant in southern China, killing 73 people, injuring two more and causing losses of $15.6 million. 


Published: 17-09-2017 09:10

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