23 Dead and 23 Injured in Collapsed Kep Building

PHNOM PENH--At least 23 people have been killed and 23 injured after a building in Kep collapsed, according to Kep administration on January 5. 


Prime minister Hun Sen Saturday said he will give $ 50,000 to the dead victims and $ 10,000 to injured victims from the collapsed building.


The owner of the collapsed building was arrested for questioning on January 4.


The six-story building under construction collapsed on January 3, located in Kep commune, Kep district, Kep province.   The search for survivors is still ongoing. 


This is the third time that a building under construction has collapsed, claiming lives in the process.  First, in June, an accident at a construction site in Sihanoukville caused the death of 28 construction workers.


Second, on December 2, a dining-hall roof under construction collapsed at the Prasat Kokchork Pagoda in Siem Reap Province taking 3 lives.

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