One dead, four injured after a building collapses

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A construction worker died and four others were injured when a French-colonial building collapsed in pub street area. Photo: DAP

One construction worker died and four others were injured when a French-colonial building collapsed, falling on them early this morning in pub street area in Siem Reap province’s Siem Reap city.

Duong Sokha, chief of Siem Reap serious crime police bureau, today said that the accident happened around 12:40 am this morning in pub street area in Siem Reap city’s Svay Dangkum commune.

“The building collapsed on five construction workers when they were sleeping. One died and four others were rescued,” Mr Sokha said “Four people were sent right away to a hospital for treatment.”

He said that the French-colonial building was once repaired and has been served as “Dragon Soup” restaurant.

“The body of the victim was handed over to his family for a funeral,” Mr Sokha said, adding that all five victims hailed from the province’s Puok district.

“Now police officials are working with provincial land management officials to find out who owns the building,” Mr Sokha said.

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