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Five dead in a construction crane collapse in Banteay Meanchey

Ben Sokhean / Khmer Times Share:
The construction crane collapsed in Poipet city. Supplied 

At least five people were killed and two others sustained injuries today when a construction crane of a building broke and collapsed on them in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city this afternoon, police said.

Provincial police chief Major General Ath Khem said the incident occurred at a construction site in Phsar Kandal commune at 3pm when the crane broke and fell on them while they were sitting around at their homes near the under-construction building.

“Five people were found dead and two others sustained injuries,” Maj Gen Khem said.

Provincial governor Um Reatrey visited the scene and ordered his officials to temporarily close the construction site for further investigation.

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