Health Minister visits victims of building collapse

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Health Minister Mam Bun Heng inspecting patients in the hospital in Siem Reap. KT/Pech Sotheary

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng today visited the victims who are recovering from the collapse of the under-construction temple building in Siem Reap province’s Siem Reap city,

Three people have been confirmed dead and 16 others were injured, including monks sustained injuries after the temple measuring 30 metres wide and 40 metres long collapsed in Prasat Koukchak Pagoda in Siem Reap city yesterday afternoon.

Mr Bun Heng also gave some gifts to the victims.

“We regret the loss of life because we could not save them. But we try our best to treat the injured workers so that they could get better soon,” Mr Bun Heng said.

Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany, president of Cambodian Red Cross donated 20 million riels ($5000) to each family of the deceased and 3 million riel ($750) to each injured victim.

An injured monk, who is getting treatment at a hospital, said that the building collapsed so fast that the people at the construction site could not escape.

“It collapsed very fast,” he said. “I felt so shocked.”

Today, authorities combed and cleared debris at the site but found no more victims.

Victims of the collapsed temple

WATCH: Minister of Health, Mr. Mam Bunheng today visited the victims at Siem Reap provincial hospital who got injured in temple collapse at Prasat Koukchok pagoda, according to a report from provincial hospital, 16 people got injured and 3 people dead. KT/Pech Sotheary

Posted by Khmer Times on Monday, 2 December 2019

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