31 Chinese workers wounded in the Republic of Congo's arsenal blast arrived in Beijing last night and were immediately sent to local hospital for further medical examination and treatment. They were welcomed by Vice Foreign Minister Xie Hangsheng and other senior Beijing Municipal officials. Xie expressed deep condolence over the six workers who were killed in the blast and conveyed sincere consolation to their families and the injured workers. He said China thanks Republic of Congo's positive assistance in the process of treating, transporting and aftermath dealing under tough circumstances. Three more workers died in hospital, bringing the death toll to five in platform collapse at a construction site in east's China Jiangsu Province. Nine workers were working on the platform when it fell yesterday at the site of a company manufacturing facilities for offshore wind power farm in Funing county. Two of them died on the scene. Three of the relevant managers have been in police custody and the cause of the accident is being investigated. Syrian President Bashar al Assad has reiterated that any political dialogue is doomed to fail" so long as there are armed groups that work to foment anarchy and destabilize the country," while the opposition placed the blame for the armament of some groups on the government's crackdown. During his meeting with Kofi Annan, joint special envoy for Syria of the United Nations and Arab League( AL), Assad stressed that Syria is ready to make any" honest" effort to find a solution to the current crisis.