Cambodia building collapses with four dead, more trapped

A seven-storey building under construction collapsed in southern Cambodia on Friday (Jan 3), killing four workers and trapping dozens of others under the rubble, police told AFP, as the search for more victims went into the night.

The building in coastal Kep province was meant to be a hotel but crumbled at around 4.30pm, with video circulating online showing concrete floors sandwiched together as firefighters and an excavator arrived.

Sixteen people were injured in addition to the four who died, Mr Ros Udong, spokesman for the Kep provincial administration, told AFP by phone.

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