A number of officials are set to be charged by police in connection with a fatal construction site accident at a power plant in eastern China.

Reports initially stated that a construction platform collapsed at the coal-fired plant in eastern China, killing 74 people.

It later emerged that a tower crane had collapsed during work on a cooling tower, bringing down the platform at the site in Fengcheng in Jiangxi province, in the east of the country.

The firm in charge of construction at the plant is Hebei Yineng Tower Engineering and, according to the state news agency Xinhua, the company’s chairman is among nine officials currently detained by the Chinese police.

According to one report, the nine will face charges, being suspected of “major liability” for the incident.

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