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Death toll rises to 17 in building collapse

Khmer Times Staff / Khmer Times Share:
17 dead and 24 wounded were all Cambodians. Fresh News

The death toll in the collapse of a building under construction  has risen to 17 after more bodies were found as the rubble was being cleared.

A provincial office told Khner Times that the 17 dead and 24 wounded were all Cambodians.

The official, who requested not to be named said: ” We are continuing with the search and rescue efforts which currently is more of a recovery operation.

” Our team has been working tirelessly in their efforts to clear the rubble while looking out for more victims.”

He added that it is still unknown how many people were staying in the unfinished building nor whether all the victims were construction workers or whether family members were also there.

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