By Sun Narin
Cambodian people have been shocked, agonizing and so pitiful to the victims affected by the bridge stampede at Diamond Island on the night of November 22nd, the final day of water festival. Immediately after the incident happened, the Cambodia’s government has decided to provide five million riel to each dead victim’s family and free treatment service to the injured.
According to Voice of America radio, Cambodia’s King provided 200 dollars to deceased victim’s family and 100 dollars to the injured. Also, Oversea Cambodian Investment Corp (OCIC) who invested at Diamond Island provided 1000 dollars to the dead and 200 dollars to the injured.
Besides these, television stations such as Cambodia Television Network (CTN) and Bayon TV, phone companies including Cellcard, Smart mobile and Beeline, public and private institutions as well as student teams and schools set up a charity foundation to raise fund for the dead victims’ families and the survivors.By Sunday evening, Bayon TV had raised more than $1.2 million and 245 million riel and CTN had brought in more than $ 850,000 and they will give to the survivors and relatives this week, according to the representatives from both televisions.
However, some people and critics are skeptical the money will go to the hands of the victims…