Phnom Penh (FN), June 24 - Each of the dead victim will receive USD 70,000, while the injured USD 10,000, Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the press conference after search operation concluded.
The 60-hour search operation for victims of the collapse building in Sihanoukville province ended at 7:30 p.m on Monday, 24 June.
Prime Minister expressed regret over the collapse of the massive building. He thanked government officials, authorities, rescue teams, and other stakeholders for contributing to the rescue operation over the last two and a half days.
A seven-storey building in the coast of Cambodia, 230 km west of the capital Phnom Penh, collapsed at about 5 a.m in the morning of Saturday, 22 June.
Authority found 28 bodies of construction workers, four females, dead; and 26 others, two females, severely injured.
“Our searching operation for missing bodies concluded; yet our investigation for the responsible persons is still processing,” the Premier stated.
“We will find out the cause of the collapse and whether the building is legal,” he added.
Four people have been arrested for questioning in connection with the accident, including the building owner, head of the construction project, the contractor, and a Cambodian landowner.