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Officials, families honour stampede victims

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City hall officials along with families of the victims who died in 2010 Water Festival stampede on Koh Pich bridge on Thursday held the ceremony to remember more than 300 dead.


About 200 participants, including City Hall officials and families of the victims held the anniversary ceremony at the memorial stupa near Koh Pich bridge with families holding portraits of their children or relatives.

City Hall spokesman Met Meas Pheakdey said that the ceremony was held to commemorate the victims.

“We share condolences to families of victims who died in that accident,” Mr Meas Pheakdey said.

On November 22, 2010, 353 people died and hundreds more injured in a stampede during the celebration of the final day of three-day Water Festival in Phnom Penh.

After the stampede, the government set up a commission to find the cause, but later announced that the tragedy was an accident. No one was held responsible.

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