Chinese contractors held as toll in Cambodia building collapse rises to 24

Anger growing over poor standards in construction boom that has transformed Sihanoukville into tourist and gambling hub.

The death toll in a building collapse in Cambodia has risen to 28 and is likely to rise further despite rescuers pulling two survivors from the rubble on Monday.

Two days after the building in Sihanoukville collapsed, it emerged that three Chinese nationals and a local landowner involved in the construction had been detained while the incident was investigated.

The unfinished, seven-storey building collapsed early on Saturday on top of dozens of construction workers who slept each night on the second floor.

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