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Four die in collapse at Pailin casino

Four die in collapse at Pailin casino

Four construction workers died and another sustained serious injury on Tuesday after the lift they were taking to the 12th floor of a casino building in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district plummeted.

Steung Kach commune police chief Sum Sophal said that at about 7:15am the five workers loaded sand and scaffolding planks into the lift. They were to the 12th floor, but when it reached the seventh the cable broke causing the lift to fall.

Three of the five workers, Poun Kork, 19, Poeun Sary, 23, both from Kampong Thom province, and Prak Khoeun, 38, from Banteay Meanchey province, died on the spot, while Lim Veng, 18, from Kampong Thom province, who sustained serious head injuries and broken limbs, died en route to hospital.

The only survivor, Torn, 32, from Battambang province’s Kamrieng district, had both shins broken and was transferred to the Battambang provincial referral hospital.

None of the victims’ families had filed a complaint to demand compensation as of press time. The bodies have been handed over to their families for funeral arrangements.

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