Cambodia PM to oversee rescue operation at building collapse

Sihanoukville – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at least 19 workers and injuring 24.

Hun Sen said he would oversee the rescue operation at the site in Sihanoukville, where the building collapsed early Saturday on top of dozens of workers sleeping inside. Rescuers have been digging through the twisted metal and concrete rubble in search of anyone buried, with the latest body pulled out Sunday night.

Provincial authorities said as of Sunday afternoon, half of the debris at the site had been cleared. Authorities, meanwhile, have questioned four Chinese who were involved with the project.

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