December 6, 2022

Singapore and S. Korea Express Condolences for Tragic Building Collapse in Preah Sihanouk Province

The Republic of Singapore and the Republic of Korea have extended their deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of a building collapse in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province recently.

"I would like to offer my deepest sympathies on the loss of lives and injuries as a result of a building collapse in Sihanoukville on June 22, 2019," said H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore in a letter to his Cambodian counterpart H.E. Prak Sokhonn.

"As Prime Minister Lee had conveyed to Prime Minister Hun Sen when they met recently in Bangkok, please do not hesitate to let us know if Singapore can be of any assistance," he added.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their loved ones and we wish the injured a speedy recovery, underlined H.E. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan.

For its part, the Korean Embassy in Cambodia conveyed the deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims and those who have lost dear ones.

"We sincerely hope that Cambodia will quickly recover damages from the accident under the leadership of Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian people will overcome shock and sadness as soon as possible," said the embassy.

The Embassies of France, Japan, China and the U.S. in Cambodia have also extended their condolences to the bereaved families and hopes for a speedy recovery of the injured.

In the early morning of June 22, a seven-storey under-construction building in Sihanoukville collapsed and caused many casualties. The search and rescue operations ended with the record of 28 deaths (4 women) and 26 injured (2 women).

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press