Sihanoukville: The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court ordered the detention of four Chinese nationals, including the lease holder of the building, the head construction contractor and two other people following the collapse of the seven-storey building in the early hours of June 22. 28 people were killed and 26 wounded.
According to the detention orders, published by the Fresh News Network on June 25, 2019, the owner of the 7-storey building collapsed, Cheng Kun, a 39-year-old Chinese national faces charges of “unintentional homicide causing unintentional injury and deliberately causing damage to the aggravating circumstances caused by injury to others” punishable under Articles 207, Article 236 and 414 of the Penal Code .
Fellow Chinese nationals Deng Xin Gul, 48, Gao Yu, male, 29 and Xie Ya Ping (female), 43, face charges of “involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy to cause unintentional injury and conspiracy to act intentionally or deliberately in aggravating injury to others “, in accordance with Article 29, Article 207, Article 236 and Article 414 of the Code Penal Code.
After the collapse of the 7-storey building located at Village 3, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province, on June 22, 2019, authorities detained the 4, who were taken to the provincial police station for questioning according to legal procedures.
The provincial authority confirmed that the site was owned by Chen Kun, a 39-year-old man, who leased land for the construction from Nhek Huy, a 65-year-old Khmer national.