Rescue ends with 36 dead, including 6 children, after Kep building collapse

Rescue efforts were called off just before midday Sunday with 36 bodies recovered from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Kep province, while 23 survivors were sent to hospital.

Man Ry, 59, had been working at the site with her son and his wife. She was collecting sand near one of the entrances on the ground floor, and was about five or six meters outside the building around 4:45 p.m. on Friday when the seven-story, almost-completed structure came crashing down.

Her son was still working. Her daughter-in-law, Chhen Thuon — who was four-months pregnant — was resting inside as she had not been feeling well.

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