At least 15 people were killed and 24 were injured when an under-construction building collapsed on Saturday in the Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville, officials and state media said, describing the building as an “illegal” structure for which four Chinese and Cambodians were arrested.
Government-affiliated Fresh News quoted the lead rescue team as saying as of midnight Saturday, 15 bodies were pulled from the rubble of the seven-storey Chinese-owned building, in Sihanoukville, west of the capital Phnom Penh.
Cambodia’s National Police agency said on its website at least a thousand rescue workers and military officers are searching through the debris for trapped people and would need at least two days to clear the rubble.
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