Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Hun Sen, Cambodia PM Weeps for Koh Pich Stampede Dead

Hun Sen, Cambodia PM Weeps for Koh Pich Stampede Dead

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 25 November 2010: Hun Sen, Cambodia's prime minister has wept at the place where hundreds died during a shocking stampede, as the country began a day of mourning for victims.

Hun Sen shed tears while he lit incense and candles at the narrow diamond bridge where tens of thousands of festival-goers panicked, trampling hundreds underfoot, on Monday.

There has been confusion over the exact number of deaths. The latest official casualty tally from the incident was 347 dead and 395 injured, down from earlier official figures.

The premier was joined at the Bassac River in the capital Phnom Penh by his wife Bun Rany and cabinet members. Flags throughout the country were flying at half-mast and a Buddhist ceremony was being held...

Hun Sen Praying at Koh Pich, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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