Chhattisgarh police to interrogate Chinese workers over chimney tragedy

      Chhattisgarh police would interrogate employees of Chinese firm SEPCO about the chimney collapse, which killed over 40 people in Korba district. "As far as our information goes 16 Chinese have returned and four Chinese workers are already in the city. We will interrogate them regarding the incident as per our convenience," Ratanlal Dangi, Superintendent of Police Korba told reporters on Friday. Earlier, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has asked the Chinese workers involved in the chimney collapse case to stay back and face investigation. A large number of Chinese employees, mostly engineers, had fled from Korba fearing that workers and even locals will attack them after the chimney at the power plant site collapsed on September 23. SEPCO, a China-based company was given the contract to construct the thermal power planthe passport details were given to immigration authorities at all the airports and ports with instructions to ensure that none of them leaves the country The central government had issued lookout notices at all the exit points against 89 Chinese engineers and workmen employed at the plant where the accident took place.

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