China has ordered 31 people to placed under “coercive measures” for a construction collapse that took place in November 2016. 73 people died in the horrendous collapse in China’s Jiangxi Province.
“Coercive measures” are a type of detention ranging from constant surveillance to arrest.
These measures follow the collapse of a platform being built for a cooling tower at a power plant. The incident resulted in the deaths of 73 people. Two more were injured and losses totaled $15.6million.
Although officials did not release the names of those being punished, an investigation found that the incident was caused by a number of issues including the building company’s safety failures and poor supervision.
Another collapse happened on Saturday, 16 September when a railway tunnel gave way. Nine people were hospitalised after being pulled from the rubble by rescue workers.