Cambodia charges 4 Chinese after building collapse killed 28

In this photo provided by Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority, rescuers carry the body of a victim at the site of a building collapse, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia. Rescuers on Monday continued to search the rubble of a building that collapsed while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing over two dozen workers and injuring 24 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that was doubling as their housing. (Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority via AP)
In this Sunday, June 23, 2019, photo provided by Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities, rescuers enter a victim body onto an ambulance at a site of a collapse in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia. Rescuers on Monday were continuing to search the rubble of a building that collapsed while under construction in a Cambodia beach town, killing dozens of workers as they slept in the unfinished condominium that was doubling as their housing. (Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities via AP)
In this photo provided by the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority, rescuers carry a survivor from the site of a collapsed building Monday, June 24, 2019, in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia. Rescuers on Monday found two survivors in the rubble of a building two days after it collapsed while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing at least 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that was doubling as their housing. (Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities via AP)
In this photo provided by Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority, rescuers carry the body of a victim at the site of a building collapse, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia. Rescuers on Monday continued to search the rubble of a building that collapsed while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing over two dozen workers and injuring 24 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that was doubling as their housing. (Preah Sihanouk Provincial Authority via AP)

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia — A court in Cambodia has charged four Chinese people with crimes over a building collapse that killed 28 construction workers who were sleeping in the unfinished structure that doubled as their housing.

The Preah Sihanouk provincial court said Tuesday the building owner was charged with involuntary homicide, involuntarily causing injuries and aggravating circumstances that cause injury. The construction builder and the daily overseers of the workers were charged with conspiracy to commit those crimes.

The four were put in pretrial detention. The aggravating circumstances charge carries a penalty of five to 10 years in prison and the unintentional homicide charge carries a penalty of up to three years in jail.

The unfinished seven-story condominium collapsed early Saturday as the workers slept on the second floor. Survivors said they heard loud noise and felt the building vibrate just before it fell.

Authorities haven't said what caused the collapse, and the provincial court did not explain the basis of the charges in detail.

Rescuers found the last two survivors and the final victims Monday. Twenty-eight people died and 26 were injured.

The project was in Sihanoukville, a thriving beach resort town that has several such Chinese-funded projects.

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