The retrieval of bodies from a building collapse in Cambodia continued on Monday, as the death toll rose to 24 with no further survivors expected to be found under the debris of the seven-storey Chinese-owned construction site.
A Cambodian court charged seven people on Tuesday, including five Chinese nationals, with involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy after 28 people died in a collapsed building on the weekend.
Hun Sen said the $40 million to be spent by Cambodia was in addition to a total of $290 million already given by China for modernising the forces.
The agreement, reached this spring but not made public, gives China exclusive access to part of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand, the Journal reported, citing US
One person was pulled alive from the flattened seven-storey building late Saturday, more than 12 hours after it collapsed in the beach resort of Sihanoukville.
At least seven people died Saturday when an under-construction building owned by a Chinese company collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort, officials said, as rescuers scoured the giant rubble heap for survivors.
At least three people died when an under-construction building collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort early on Saturday, officials said, with fears dozens more may be buried in the rubble.
A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday in a bid to slash travel times and boost trade between the southeast Asian neighbours.
A man who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings in the Cambodian jungle has been rescued after almost four days.
The decision made by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court late on Monday was condemned by the head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, or CNRP, human rights organizations and the US Embassy. The trial was held in absentia, as all the party leaders are living abroad.