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3 killed in building collapse in Cambodia, dozens injured

The seven-storey building in the beach town of Sihanoukville, owned by a Chinese company, collapsed when workers were inside the building.

SNS | New Delhi |

At least three people were killed and dozens trapped under the debris after a seven-storey under-construction building collapsed on Saturday morning in Cambodia’s Preah Sihanouk province.

The seven-storey building in the beach town of Sihanoukville, owned by a Chinese company, collapsed when workers were inside the building.

Cambodia’s Provincial Governor Yun Min said three people were found dead so far as 19 others were rescued.

All victims found were Cambodians, he further added.

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith in a Facebook post said that there are “more than 30 people in the pile of debris from the building”.

There are around 50 Chinese-owned casinos and dozens of hotel complexes under construction in the Preah Sihanouk province.

According to authorities, the building was constructed on a parcel of 15 meters by 30 meters, and about 80 per cent of the construction was completed.

The incident happened at around 5 am in community 4 in Sihanoukville, the National Police said on its website.