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Cambodia building collapse probed as anti-China sentiment simmers

Critics point to corruption while Hun Sen denies link to Beijing's influence

Rescuers pick through the rubble of the collapsed building in Cambodia's Sihanoukville on June 22.

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia -- The booming Cambodian property sector is facing intense scrutiny this week after a building under construction by Chinese developers collapsed, killing 28 workers sleeping inside.

The seven-story building caved in just before 5 a.m. on Saturday in Sihanoukville, a once sleepy coastal city radically transformed in recent years into a casino-resort town by a Chinese-driven construction rush.

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