Death toll rises to 28 in Sihanoukville building collapse

A survivor was sent to the hospital immediately after being found trapped in a container
  • Thmey Thmey
  • June 24, 2019 10:31 AM

Two survivors found trapped under a container

PHNOM PENH - The death toll from a weekend building collapse in Sihanoukville climbed to 28 Monday as two survivors were pulled from the wreckage, rescuers said.

According to a video post on Prime Minister Hun Sen's Facebook page, the survivors were seen trapped under a container and transferred to the provincial hospital.   

Earlier Monday, rescuers said about 75 percent of debris had been cleared from the Chinese construction site where the unauthorized seven-story building collapsed at around 4 a.m. on Saturday.

With up to 60 people believed to be sleeping in the building at the time, it was feared that many remained trapped and rescue efforts were continuing. 

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