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Leaders extend sympathies over Cambodia building collapse

The unfinished seven-storey building located around 160km south of Phnom Penh collapsed at around 4:30pm on January 3. — Photo THX

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Monday sent his sympathies to his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen over the recent collapse of a building in Kep province, which claimed dozens of lives.

In his message, PM Phúc expressed his belief that the Cambodian people will overcome their losses under the leadership of PM Hun Sen.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Bình Minh extended his sympathies to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia Prak Sokhonn.

The unfinished seven-storey building located around 160km south of Phnom Penh collapsed at around 4:30pm on January 3.

A total of 36 people were killed while 23 were rescued from the debris after a two-day search for survivors, an official said.

Rescue efforts concluded the same day as the final numbers of deaths and survivors was announced by Kun Kim, First Vice President of the National Committee for Disaster Management. — VNS

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