7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
drozd
Tourist
Posts: 28
Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:10 pm
Reputation: 10
Location: Pursat
Mexico

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by drozd » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:26 am

frank lee bent wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:07 am
The building formerly known as The Powerhouse has collapsed in Sihanoukville burying a number of people with an unknown number of fatalities.

The original building was 2 stories and had 4 or 5 floors added to it recently.

It collapsed about 5 this morning.
Image

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0 ... 164027.htm

That's not Power house guesthouse! It's on the opposite side of the street and 100 meters away.

Horrible accident anyway but most likely not the last one.
User avatar
Kammekor
Expatriate
Posts: 1846
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:50 pm
Reputation: 590
Cambodia

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by Kammekor » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:44 am

Local authorities already started to plee their innocence:

“A statement by the government and local authorities said the construction was illegal and the Chinese owner ignored orders to stop the construction.”

https://www.rfa.org%2Fenglish%2Fnews%2Fcambodia%2Fsihanoukville-collapse-06222019150251.html&psig=AOvVaw3gQ3PEVo9JeenuZQvaFyoU&ust=1561351378231521
User avatar
timmydownawell
Expatriate
Posts: 2273
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:50 pm
Reputation: 537
Location: Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by timmydownawell » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:03 pm

Can anyone post a pic (Google Street View) of the building as it originally was?
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 28933
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1285
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:11 pm


BREAKING NEWS: 17 Workers Deceased and 24 Injured after Building Collapses in Sihanoukville (Update)

23/06/19 14:44
Image
Sihanoukville (FN), June 23 - A seven-storey building in the west coast of Cambodia's Sihanoukville province collapsed at about 5 a.m in the morning of Saturday, 22 June.

As of 6:30 a.m of Sunday, 17 bodies of construction workers found dead and 24 others were injured, according to Sihanoukville govenor Yun Min.
Image
The Chinese-owned 15-meter wide and 30-meter long building, completed 80 per cent, is located near Arunreas Garage in Number 4 commune of Sihanoukville city.

Four people have been arrested for questioning in connection with the accident, including the building owner, head of the construction project, the contractor, and a Cambodian landowner.

Cambodian Prime Minister HE, who is in Bangkok for the ASEAN Summit, announced yesterday to donate USD 10,000 to each of the dead victim, and USD 1,250 to those injured, plus free treatment, according to his Facebook post.
=FRESH NEWS
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 28933
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1285
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:31 pm

Sihanoukville - This is a short video about a 16-year-old girl named Ung Neng, who survived the collapsed building nearly 20 hours and was found alive and rescued. A miracle.



UPDATE:
At around noon today, the body of an unidentified man was recovered by rescue workers, bringing the death toll to 18. The number of injured remains at 24.
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 28933
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1285
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:04 pm

Posted 13 minutes ago.
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 28933
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1285
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:12 pm

More information on the some of the victims of the tragic building collapse in Sihanoukville town center:
A married couple are among the dead, leaving two young girls as orphans. Heart-breaking.
Image

The present death toll from the disaster has been confirmed at 18, with 24 injured.
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 28933
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1285
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:53 pm

Cambodia: Sihanoukville building collapse death toll rises
6 hours ago
A seven-storey building has collapsed in Cambodia, killing at least 18 people with others reported missing, officials say.

At least 24 people have been injured - several critically - as the search for survivors continues.

The building under construction in the coastal city of Sihanoukville was owned by a Chinese company.

Four people have been arrested over the collapse, including the Chinese building owner, the head of the construction firm and the contractor. A Cambodian landowner has also been taken in for questioning.

Reports vary on the number of people missing as rescue efforts continue. Three of the victims have been confirmed as Cambodian - two workers and a translator.
About 1,000 people contributed to a rescue effort which involved using saws to cut steel beams in order to move piles of rubble from the site.

Construction workers told the Associated Press that they were also living in the building.

"A moment before the building collapsed it was vibrating and then it was falling down," Nhor Chandeun told the news agency. "But it was too quick to escape."
"My wife and I kept calling for help," he said. "We were shouting and shouting but there was no sound replying to us and we presumed that we would die under the rubble."
Both he and his wife were rescued after 12 hours of being trapped.

The provincial governor said about 50 workers would usually be on site at the time the building collapsed.

The building collapse - the worst of its kind in Cambodia in recent years - will raise further questions over the rate and sustainability of construction in Sihanoukville.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
explorer
Expatriate
Posts: 1981
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Reputation: 636
Australia

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by explorer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:34 pm

markd wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:03 am
sydney is going through the hangover from the realestate boom with cracking up high rises

the greed factor is what drives it

owner pays for 4 inch thick concrete slabs but builder pours 3 inch slabs & builder pays inspector to look the other way
owner pays for half inch diameter steel reinforcing but builder puts up 3/8" steel rods & builder pays inspector to look the other way
owner pays for copper plumbing but builder puts in galv plumbing & builder pays inspector to look the other way
etc etc etc

do it over muliple floors & theres a motser to be made. the more floors the more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ under the table
That is not really how it works. No professional builder or inspector would be that stupid in Australia.

The only place you get 4 inch concrete slabs is in floors on the ground. The only place you get 3 inch concrete slabs is walking paths. Upper floor slabs are thicker. Slabs with vehicles driving on them are thicker.

No professional uses undersize reinforcing steel.

Galv plumbing is almost never used. A lot of modern plumbing is now plastic. Copper is used in some situations.

What is happening:

Engineers are reducing the margin of safety to save money. For example: 40 years ago the structural elements in a building may have been able to take 20 times the weight put on them. In some modern buildings the structural elements may now only be able to take 5 times the weight put on them. When something goes wrong, for example, a particular batch of concrete may not be as strong as it should be, it may be able to take less than that again. In extreme cases, it may fail.

Another problem can be ground works. For example, the ground may be softer than it should be.

Then there is human error. Maybe the person they hired is not as good as he claims to be. Even good people can make mistakes.
## I thought I knew all the answers, but they changed all the questions. ##
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 28933
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 1285
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: 7-Storey Building Collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia (Death Toll Rises)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:40 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Can anyone post a pic (Google Street View) of the building as it originally was?
Like this ? Before and After.
Image
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Anchor Moy, angkorjohn2, armchairlawyer, atst, Bing [Bot], chiaojiang, Google Adsense [Bot], IraHayes, JUDGEDREDD, lipservice, MSN [Bot], Soriya and 571 guests