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Chinese enterprises donate over 100,000$ to stampede victims

11-25-2010 22:21 BJT

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese enterprises in Cambodia as of Thursday donated altogether 120,000 U.S. dollars to the victims of a major stampede Monday night in the capital city.

A letter to encourage donation to those killed and injured in the stampede was posted on Phnom Penh Evening Post by the Chinese Business Association in Cambodia.

In a special councilor meeting, Sun Yanqian, Secretary-General of the association said, "China and Cambodia enjoy a long-lasting friendship. We feel the same pain and sorrow as the Cambodians do as the tragedy occurred to them. And we will do what we can to help them overcome the difficulties."

The members of the business association had donated to the victims through various conduits. So far Huawei (Cambodia) Technologies Co., Ltd made a donation of 30,000 U.S. dollars, General Manager Office of Cambodia Branch, Shanghai Construction Group, 25,000 dollars, China Road & Bridge Corporation, 30,000 dollars, and China (Cambodia) Bank, 10,000 dollars.

Some other Chinese enterprises also donated various sums, with the total amount of 31,000 dollars.

Monday, the final day of Cambodia's Water Festival, saw a deadly stampede on a bridge connecting the mainland Phnom Penh and the Diamond Island, which claimed at least 347 lives and wounded 395 others.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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