One of China’s top nuclear scientists apparently “fell off a building” right in the middle of an alleged radiation leak at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant. Yep, just fell off the building. Totes magotes.
As rumours of a cover-up surround the accident at China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, one of China’s leading nuclear scientists, Zhang Zhijian, has died after apparently falling from a tall building.
Zhang, who had been vice-chancellor at the prestigious Harbin Engineering University, was found dead on Thursday morning.
Don’t worry, Zhang was totally not thrown off the building by ChiCom soldiers.
Born in 1963, Zhang had at least two years left before retirement. But two days before his death, another nuclear expert was appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Harbin Technical University. His death was announced in a post from the university’s official account on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The statement added that police had “ruled out homicide as the cause of death after on-site investigations,” without providing any additional details.
Of course they ruled out homicide; the cops didn’t want to be the next ones flying off a building.