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Probe held into deadly building collapse

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Prime Minister Hun Sen checks on the victim who was pulled out of the debris last year. KT/ Chor Sokunthea

The Minister of Land Management, Chea Sophara has established a working group to conduct an investigation into the seven-storey building collapse in Kep City on Friday.

In a statement dated January 3, Mr Sophara said the working group, comprises 11 ministry senior officials and is tasked to review the construction building owned by Ak Sarun and his wife, Chhiv Sothy.

The group is also assigned to inspect into the terms and conditions of building contractors, and report to the ministry as soon as possible, he said.

The construction had begun in August 20, 2019 and its owners have been told by the provincial department of land management that the construction did not with the permit issued last month.

Last night, Kep provincial authorities detained a man who was known to be a supervisor of a construction site for questioning.

According to the provincial hall spokesman, the rescue team has found 7 workers dead and 18 injured as of Saturday 5:30am, and the search operation is in progress.

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