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Crane collapse kills 5 in Cambodian border town of Poipet

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Five people died and five others were seriously injured yesterday when a crane, carrying concrete slabs at an under-construction building, collapsed on a neighbouring house in Banteay Meanchey province. The victims, all women, were sitting on the verandah of the house when the incident happened at around 3pm in Poipet city, authorities said.

 

Local authorities identified the dead victims as Chhean Hong, Choeum Sok Nak, Yeay Loek, Seng Moykea and Chao Ly. While the injured were identified as Phal Sodalin, 30, Ka Somamean, 37; Sao Rith, 41 and Kann Sreydy. Provincial governor Oum Reatrey visited the scene shortly after the incident and ordered his officials to temporarily close the construction site for further investigation.

 

He said the provincial hall donated $2,500 to each dead victim’s family while the building owner donated $300 to each of them. Provincial police Chief Major General Ath Khem said the incident occurred at the construction site in Phsar Kandal commune when the crane broke off from its base and fell on the house and the women below.

 

read more https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754436/crane-collapse-kills-five-concrete-slabs-also-fall-on-house-in-poipet-city/

 

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Thank heavens this could never happen in Thailand.

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Happens a lot in Asia , all that safety first they talk and talk and talk about

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God that sucks I know from personal experience unfortunately and it happens fast,to fast to react but slow enough to know something happened my deepest condolences to those affected 

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Why even attempt to be safe -because of corruption, these companies are not even really penalized 

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RIP the victims and condolences to their families.

For reference - the latest 14 August:-

Crane operator arrested over deadly collapse

“The collapse was caused by the negligence of the crane operator and a technical error in installing the crane,” Sary said. “The crane was installed on soft ground and the foundation was not strong enough when it was hit by strong wind, causing it to collapse.”

He also said authorities have decided to send the collapse case to the provincial court for further investigation to find justice for the victims.

 

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