When a single building collapses and kills several people, it’s a tragedy. But if it happens again within the span of only a few months, then it becomes a problem – one that needs to be paid serious attention to and addressed quickly.
In June last year, a seven-storey building collapsed in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. 28 people were found dead underneath the rubble after the building fell.
Cambodia’s Prime Minister, Hun Sen sacked the Deputy Director of the National Committee of Disaster Management, Nhim Vanda saying he failed to take responsibility for a Chinese-owned building under construction. Yun Min, the governor of Preah Sihanouk province, submitted his resignation while four people were arrested, including the Chinese building owner, the head of the construction firm and the contractor. A Cambodian landowner was also taken in for questioning.
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