At least three people died when an under-construction building collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort early Saturday, officials said, with fears an unknown number of others may still be buried in the rubble.

The seven-storey building in the beach town of Sihanoukville, owned by a Chinese company, collapsed with workers inside.

“We have pulled out a body and we see two more bodies still stuck between debris,” Yun Min, the governor of Preah Sihanouk province, told AFP.

More than a dozen others were injured, officials said, with at least two in hospital in a serious condition.

Images showed excavators digging into the flattened debris in the hunt for other workers feared to be trapped inside.

The building belonged to a Chinese national who rented the land from a Cambodian owner.

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