Owners of Collapsed Building in Kep Released On Bail; Others Call for Accountability

The brother of a woman who died in the collapse, along with her husband and two sons, told VOA Khmer that he hopes the court will provide justice to his family.

The owners of the collapsed, six-floor construction site in Kep province was released on bail by the local Cambodian court Tuesday. Many are calling for justice for the confirmed 36 people killed and more than 20 others injured.

Kampot Provincial Court spokesman Mann Boreth told VOA Khmer the court has charged the building’s husband-wife owners, Ek Sarun and Chhiv Sothy, with involuntary manslaughter.

He added that the investigating judge decided not to detain the couple and instead place them on bail for $90,000 and banned them from traveling outside the country.

In full: https://www.voacambodia.com/a/owners-of-collapsed-building-in-kep-released-on-bail-others-call-for-accountability/5237686.html

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