Cambodian Collapsed Building Owner Released on Bail

The owner of the seven-story hotel in Cambodia’s Kep Province that collapsed late last week was released on bail Tuesday, in a rare move in the country’s justice system.

An estimated 36 people were killed and 23 were injured, most of whom were living in the unfinished building as members of the crew that was constructing it.

Kampot Provincial Court’s Chief Administration Director Man Boreth told RFA’s Khmer Service that the court charged Ek Sarun, owner of the structure, with unintended murder and injury, but released him on U.S. 90,000 bail.

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