Worker Killed in Factory Collapse Survived By Newborn
Nine survivors of a shoe factory collapse in Kampong Speu province remained hospitalized Friday. In interviews with VOA Khmer, several of them recounted the event, when a storage mezzanine loaded with manufacturing equipment fell. Survivors considered themselves lucky to be alive, after they were nearly crushed by chunks of concrete and equipment at the Wing Stars factory. The victims rushed to Calmette Thursday were the lucky ones, they said. Rim Saroeun was not among them. He perished in the collapse. At his home in Bati district, Takeo province, family members mourned on Friday, weeping over his coffin, where his photograph hung, as they prepared for his funeral. He was married, with a one-month-old son. VOA Khmer's Say Mony reports from Takeo province.