Cambodia sacks minister over building collapse as toll rises to 28

Phnom Penh – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen sacked a top disaster management official on Monday, saying he had failed to take responsibility for a Chinese-owned building under construction that collapsed on the weekend killing at least 28 people.

About 24 people were injured and many were feared still entombed in a mountain of twisted steel and rubble after the building came down early on Saturday in the coastal town of Sihanoukville.

Two men were pulled alive from the rubble on Monday, more than two days after the accident.

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