Japanese ambassador shares condolence, more workers suspected buried in debris

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The Japanese ambassador to Cambodia has expressed his regret for the tragic loss of lives of workers at the deadly collapse of a construction building in Sihanoukville.

In his message on Monday, Mr. Hidehisa Horinouchi, Ambassador of Japan sent his condolence to families of the victims who had died and injured from the deadly construction collapse.

“I am extremely regretful  after learning about the incident on June 22 in Preah Sihanouk province,” he wrote in the embassy’s Facebook page on Monday.

A senior police official who is at the site told Khmer Times that authorities were  continuing their search to recover more bodies  as they found some clothes and materials of the workers amidst claims that could be more workers trapped inside the rubble.

“There is a smell came out from inside debris so we thought that there will be more,” he said.

The dead tool from the collapse in Sihanoukville has risen to 25 as of  Monday mid day, among whom were four females.

The seven-story Chinese owned building collapse at around 4am on Saturday where dozens of Cambodian workers, some with families sleeping inside there.

Provincial authorities said that up to 70 percent of the collapsed building’s rubbles have been cleared and dread on what they may find as the work continued into the night and this morning.

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