Water Festival Stampede

Devestating start to Diamond Island development. Here’s a clip from Phnom Penh Post:

Hundreds died and hundreds more were injured last night in a stampede on Diamond Island’s north bridge, bringing a tragic close to the final day of water festival celebrations in Phnom Penh.

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced via video conference at 2:30am that 339 people had been confirmed dead and 329 injured.

“With this miserable event, I would like to share my condolences with my compatriots and the family members of the victims,” he said.

“This needs to be investigated more.”

“This is the biggest tragedy since the Pol Pot regime,” he said, adding that Cambodia would hold a national day of mourning on Thursday and that a committee would be set up to investigate the incident.

More Here: Phnom Penh Post Article Nov 23, 2010

Struggle in the crowd

Instantly picked up by international news

Aftermath

Next Morning

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