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.