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    Chinese Power Plant Accident Kills Scores

    As many as 67 died, according to Chinese state media, when a cooling-tower platform at a power station in Jiangxi province collapsed, burying scores of people in debris. Dozens of fire trucks and hundreds of soldiers rushed to the scene to rescue the wounded, who were working on a $1.1 billion construction project to add coal-fired units to the plant. This is just the latest in a long string of deadly industrial accidents in China, as workers and their advocates clamor for stricter safety standards and better protections.

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