Part of a Dam Collapses in Cambodia (Video)


An under construction dam in western Cambodia partially collapsed, injuring at least four workers and leaving four others missing.

Local media quoted officials as saying the hydroelectric dam partially collapsed as it was holding too much water. A Ministry of Mine and Industry official told residents on Sunday not to worry.

"This is just a minor problem of a broken pipe and the construction is still going on as per normal, so I appeal to the people who live around the area not to worry about it."

The $255 million dollars project developed by China's state-owned Datang Corporation if expected to be completed in May 2013.