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Premier urges rescue workers to save lives after accident at E China construction site

Updated: Nov 24,2016 6:14 PM

Rescuers work at the accident site at the Fengcheng power plant in east China’s Jiangxi province, Nov 24, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang on Nov 24 urged rescue workers to spare no efforts after an accident at a construction site in Yichun, East China’s Jiangxi province, left at least 40 people dead when a platform of a power plant’s cooling tower collapsed.

Premier Li urged the rescue workers to put lives first, saving trapped people and treating the wounded.

He also urged setting up a State Council team to help the rescue work, investigate the cause of the accident and punish those accountable according to laws.

He also urged local authorities to conduct more effective supervision and precaution work to prevent fatal incidents in the future.