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News Summary: Cambodian shoe factory collapses

The Associated Press

DEADLY WORKPLACE: The ceiling of a Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers collapsed on workers early Thursday, killing two people and injuring seven.

OVERLOADED: About 50 workers were inside a workroom of the factory south of Phnom Penh when the ceiling caved in, said police officer Khem Pannara. He said heavy iron equipment stored on a mezzanine above them appeared to have caused the collapse.

LATEST DISASTER: The accident comes after a building housing five garment factories in Bangladesh crashed down on thousands of workers, killing 1,127 people. That has led to calls for Western retailers to do more to ensure the safety of those who make their products.