PHNOM PENH,Cambodia.) JUST IN: Questions over Construction Standards: But PM Hun Sen accepts resignation of top disaster management official on Monday, saying he had failed to take responsibility for a Chinese-owned building under construction that collapsed on the weekend killing at least 28 people with many more missing in the province that is linked Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – June.24: Some 24 people were injured and many were feared still entombed in a mountain of twisted steel and rubble after the building came down early on Saturday in the coastal town of Sihanoukville: Investigators are trying to determine what caused the seven-storey steel and concrete structure to crumple without warning before dawn, trapping construction workers who were sleeping on the site: Provincial officials said 80% of the debris from the site had been cleared. It was not clear how many more people were missing.

The port and resort town has seen a rush of Chinese investment in recent years, especially in the casino, property and tourism sectors, and questions have been raised about construction standards: Prime Minister Hun Sen fired Nhim Vanda, deputy director of the National Committee on Disaster Management, because of a “lack of responsibility, and for lying” over the disaster, Hun Sen said on his Facebook page. He did not elaborate.

In a rare move, Yun Min, the governor of Preah Sihanouk province, submitted his resignation and it was accepted, Hun Sen said: “I apologise for the loss and tolerance, to all citizens, civil servants, armed forces of all kinds, in Preah Sihanouk province, for my shortcomings,” Yun Min said in a Facebook post: High-level resignations over wrongdoing are rare in Cambodia:

Four people have been detained for questioning, Cambodian officials said: The Chinese embassy said three of them were Chinese nationals: “The Embassy supports a thorough investigation of the accident and necessary measures by competent Cambodian authority in accordance with the law,” the embassy said in a statement.

Sihanoukville is home to Cambodia’s largest port and a Chinese Special Economic Zone linked to Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative:

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Reuters,Com/ Published: June.24: 2019: Reporting by Prak Chan Thul; Editing by James Pearson, Robert Birsel

Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports & #Brittius says are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News and all our posts, links can be found at here Live Feeds Ace News Services Posts and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts on AceBreakingNews.WordPress.Com or become a member on Telegram all private chat messaging on here