Search operations are ongoing to find the remainder of the 41 Chinese nationals who were aboard the vessel, while two Cambodian sailors involved in the incident have been arrested.
Reports of Beijing’s involvement in a Cambodian naval base come after Phnom Penh declined Washington’s offer to repair the port facilities.
Two people were found alive and cut free from the tangled wreckage by rescuers two days after an under-construction building collapsed in coastal Sihanoukville city.
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