Death toll rises to 24 in Cambodia building collapse

TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP

Fourteen bodies have been recovered two days after a seven-storey building collapsed in Cambodia's coastal town of Kep, taking the death toll to 24.

According to officials, rescuers are still trying to retrieve three bodies trapped under the concrete slabs.

Twenty-three people have been rushed to hospitals to treat for injuries, with an unknown number of workers still trapped.

An investigation is currently underway, with the building owners - a Cambodian couple - detained for questioning.

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