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PostSubject: DDDDDDDDDDD:   Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:25 pm

My relatives told me what happened in Cambodia yesterday.
It was so sad.

Read this article I got from this one site:

More then 300 people died in a stampede at a water festival in Phnom Penh tonight, according to Cambodia's prime minister.

Hundreds more were hurt at the event, on a small island in a river in the capital, as the crowd panicked and pushed over a bridge to the mainland. Some who tried to flee were crushed underfoot or fell into the water.

Cambodia's prime minister, Hun Sen, described the chaos as the "biggest tragedy" to strike his country since the communist Khmer Rouge ruled in a reign of terror in the 1970s. In the third of three post-midnight live television broadcasts, he said that 339 people had been killed and 329 injured.

Hun Sen declared that Thursday would be a national day of mourning, and ordered all government ministries to fly the flag at half-mast.

Ambulances raced back and forth between the river and the hospitals for several hours after the stampede. Calmette hospital, the capital's main medical facility, was filled to capacity with bodies as well as patients, some of whom had to be treated in hallways.

Many of the injured appeared to be badly hurt, raising the prospect that the death toll could rise as local hospitals became overwhelmed.

Hours after the chaos, the dead and injured were still being taken away from the scene, while rescuers looked for bodies of anyone who might have drowned.

Authorities had estimated that upward of two million people would descend on Phnom Penh for the three-day water festival, which marks the end of the rainy season and whose main attraction is traditional boat races along the river.

The last race ended early in the evening, the last night of the holiday, and the panic started later on Koh Pich Diamond island a long spit of land wedged in a fork in the river where a concert was being held. It was unclear how many people were on the island to celebrate the holiday, though the area appeared to be packed with people, as were the banks.

Soft drink vendor So Cheata said the trouble began when about 10 people fell unconscious in the press of the crowd. She said that set off a panic, which then turned into a stampede, with many people caught underfoot.

Information minister Khieu Kanharith gave a similar account of the cause.
Seeking to escape the island, part of the crowd pushed onto a bridge, which also jammed up, with people falling under others and into the water. So Cheata said hundreds of hurt people lay on the ground afterward. Many appeared to be unconscious.

Police and other official services were unable to provide more details, saying they were too busy attending to the injured.

Cambodia is one of the region's poorer countries and has an underdeveloped health system, with hospitals barely able to cope with daily demand.


That's like our life there. :c

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PostSubject: Re: DDDDDDDDDDD:   Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:49 pm

that is depressing. ;c

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PostSubject: Re: DDDDDDDDDDD:   Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:09 pm

This is sad I hope their lives become better....... =(
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PostSubject: Re: DDDDDDDDDDD:   Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:25 pm

Yes, it is very sad. :C

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