“I still miss my son every day. He was an outstanding student,” she said, as Buddhist monks chanted and blessed the memorial, which carries the names of those who perished nearby. Cambodia’s annual water festival ended in tragedy last year when crowds panicked on the narrow crossing leading to the capital’s Diamond Island, one of the main event sites.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said shortly afterwards that no officials would be punished over the stampede, which he called “a joint mistake”. —APP