3 die, 13 injured as pagoda's under-construction dining hall collapses in NW Cambodia

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PHNOM PENH, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Three workers died and 13 others got injured after a pagoda's dining hall that was under construction collapsed in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province on Monday, said a provincial administration's statement.

The deadly accident happened at around 3:00 p.m. local time at an eight-meter-high dining hall in Prasat Korkchak pagoda in Siem Reap city.

"The rescue team had pulled a total of 16 victims, including two monks, out of the debris. Three of them died," the statement said.

It added that the injured were rushed to the Siem Reap provincial hospital, and four of them sustained serious injuries.

"According to the information provided by the fellow workers, guards-on-duty, and witnesses, there is no more victim in the rubble. However, the rescue team still continues to remove the debris until the search is complete," the statement said. Enditem

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