Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 8 – The Singapore Embassy in Phnom Penh expressed its deepest condolences to the families of the victims lost in the Kep building collapse and wished the injured a speedy recovery, according to its Facebook page on 6 January 2020.
On 3 January 2020, an under construction building in the coastal province Kep, about 170 kilometers south of Phnom Penh, collapsed around 4:30 pm. Closing the rescue operations on 5 January, authorities have found 59 victims under the rubble; 36 deceased (14 females).
This is the first time in 2020 that a deadly collapse of the building took place in Cambodia. In June 2019, 28 workers killed and 26 others injured in the collapse of the seven-storey building in another coastal province Sihanoukville.