PHNOM PENH, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Workers are reportedly trapped in the rubble of an under-construction pagoda that collapsed in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap province on Monday afternoon, a senior provincial police officer said.
Brigadier General Phing Sambath, deputy police chief of Siem Reap province, said the accident occurred at around 3:00 p.m. local time at a dining hall in Prasat Korkchak pagoda in Siem Reap city.
"So far, rescuers have pulled out about 10 injured people from the wreckage, and rescue effort is still going on," he told Xinhua.
According to Sambath, the building collapsed when the workers were preparing to build the first floor.
Fresh News service provider reported that about 20 people were trapped in the building when it collapsed.