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11-25-2010 09:48 BJT

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At 7 AM local time, a ceremony began in Cambodia to commemorate those who died in a major stampede three days ago. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany Hun Sen attended the event on the Diamond Island bridge in the capital Phnom Penh, where the tragedy occurred. Full Story>>

And for the latest on the stampede, we now go to our correspondent Jack Barton in Phnom Penh. Hello Jack.

Q1: How are Cambodians marking the official day of mourning today?

Q2: There's just been a dramatic increase in the death toll. Why is that?

Swinging bridge main cause of stampede tragedy

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Primary investigation found swinging bridge is the cause of the death of 375 people and the injured of 755 on Monday night at Diamond Island's north bridges during the last day of the celebration of the water festival, said a Cambodia's senior national police on Wednesday. Full Story>>

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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