Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has arrived at the site, the media outlet said. The search and rescue operation reportedly continues.
Death toll hits 19 in the collapse of a Chinese-owned building under construction in a Cambodian coastal Sihanoukville. pic.twitter.com/sQ1dltMh2M— Sun Narin (@sun_narin) 23 июня 2019 г.
The rain keeps falling down while the rescue operation coninues on the second day the collapse of a Chinese owned building in Preah Sihanouk Province.#BuildingCollapse #Sihanoukville #PrayforSihanoukville #Cambodia #ThmeyThmey @ThmeythmeyInt pic.twitter.com/fH9YI7F6lS— Thmey Thmey (@thmeythmey) 23 июня 2019 г.
Provincial governor Yun Min said, cited by the media, that the owner of the building had been warned about grave problems at the site and had been ordered to cease construction. Earlier Min said that 40-50 workers were supposedly inside the building when it collapsed.
The collapse of a 7-storey building under construction in Sihanoukville Province, southern Cambodia was suddenly collapsed completely, having buried 13 people dead in the rubble. It angered thousands of Cambodians because the Chinese built a pillars but had no steel inside pic.twitter.com/msFr1XNQRF— WestThunder (@WestThunder6) 23 июня 2019 г.
One Cambodian and three Chinese nationals, linked to selling or leasing the building, have been arrested, police said.
Chinese investment has flooded Cambodia in recent years, spurring a construction boom in a resort town known for gambling casinos which attract Chinese tourists, AFP reported earlier, citing local officials.