Collapsed dreams: Cambodia construction workers risk lives for ‘riches’

The work is mostly unregulated, low paid, often dangerous - and sometimes deadly.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia: When Sam Sok took a $6-a-day job as a construction labourer in Sihanoukville she knew it could be dangerous, but the deaths of 28 workers in a building collapse – with her nephew among the missing – has laid bare the risks many like her face to earn a living.

She left her eight-year-old son with neighbours more than 100 kilometres (62 miles away), one of thousands pushed by poverty seeking to cash in on the once sleepy seaside town’s Chinese-funded construction boom.

The work is mostly unregulated, low paid, often dangerous – and sometimes deadly.

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