PHNOM PENH (Bernama) – Cambodians on Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of the 2010 Water Festival stampede in which 353 people died.
Phnom Penh Municipal governor Pa Socheatevong joined hundreds of family members of the victims in commemorating the event at a memorial monument in Phnom Penh.
The ceremony was attended by more than 100 Buddhist monks and members of the public who laid flowers and lit incense sticks to pray for those killed in the stampede.
“We share our deep sympathy to the family members of the victims. We have never forgotten them and will hold a similar ceremony every year to honour them,” Socheatevong said.
The stampede took place during the final day of the Water Festival on Nov 22, 2010.
The government cancelled the Water Festival celebrations for the next three years which were only resumed this year.