Power plant collapse kills scores in eastern China

Power plant collapse kills scores in eastern China

At least 40 people have died and others are still trapped after a platform under construction at a power plant’s cooling tower in eastern China’s Jiangxi province collapsed on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said. The accident happened in Fengcheng at around 7 a.m. (2300 GMT) and rescuers were on the scene, Xinhua said. The […]

Thousands without power as Hurricane Hermine batters Florida

Thousands without power as Hurricane Hermine batters Florida

Growing winds and driving rain from Hurricane Hermine lashed Florida’s northern Gulf Coast on Friday as power outages left tens of thousands of households in the dark in what the state’s governor warned would be a potentially lethal storm. Conditions deteriorated as Hermine, a Category 1 hurricane packing winds of 80 mph (130 km/h), made […]