Three killed as building collapses at Cambodian pagoda

More than a dozen others seriously injured in construction accident at temple dining hall. Structure fell in on itself as workers laid concrete on first floor of building.

Three workers died and more than a dozen others were seriously injured after an under-construction dining hall at a Cambodian temple collapsed, police said on Monday, in the latest fatal accident to strike the kingdom’s poorly regulated building sector.

The structure fell in on itself as workers laid concrete on the first floor of the building inside a pagoda compound in Siem Reap province, police said.

Local media showed an excavator trying to clear the site as rescuers carried away metal debris.

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