Cambodia Building Collapse: 3 Dead, Dozens Feared Trapped After 7-Storey Under-Construction Structure Falls in Preah Sihanouk
Rescue workers use earthmovers to clear debris after a building collapsed at a construction site in Sihanoukville. (Photo Credits: AFP)

Phnom Penh, June 22: Three people were killed and dozens others trapped after a seven-storey under-construction building collapsed on Saturday morning in Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk province.

"So far, three people were found dead, as 19 others were rescued," Xinhua news agency quoted Provincial Governor Yun Min as saying. All victims found were Cambodians, he added. Shanghai Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises to 10 After Three More Victims Foud Dead.

Between 40 and 50 workers were sleeping in the construction site when the building collapsed, the Governor said, adding that two excavators were being used to remove rubbles in order to search for those trapped.

According to authorities, the building was constructed on a parcel of 15 meters by 30 meters, and about 80 per cent of the construction was completed. The incident happened at about 5 a.m. in commune 4 in Sihanoukville, the National Police said on its website.