Chinese Red Cross Society donates US$50,000 to Cambodia

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Chinese Red Cross Society on Wednesday donated 50,000 U.S. dollars humanitarian aid to its Cambodian counterpart to help the victims of stampede tragedy occurred on Monday night.

The donation was delivered by Pan Guangxue, Chinese ambassador to Cambodia, on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China, to the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC).

Any Sok An, vise president of CRC,received the donation and held a talk with ambassador Pan.

Pan expressed his deep condolences and profound sympathy to the victims, families of the victims and the injured of the tragedy. Pan said that Chinese people were deeply affected by the stampede tragedy which happened on Monday night in Diamond Island and had a deep sympathy with the pain Cambodians were suffering.

He expressed his belief that under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodian people will be able to unite and tide over the difficulty.

Any thanked China for its assistance, and saying "Cambodia and China are two traditional friendly countries. Chinese people are our great friends and provide a lot of valuable support and assistance."

Any said that the stampede accident was the worst tragedy in 30 years in Cambodia, adding that Cambodia Red Cross is actively cooperating with the relevant government bodies to carry out relief work. She also said CRC will use the donation to help those victims in the stampede accident.

The stampede accident happened on Monday night in the central capital that resulted in the deaths of some 375 and about 755 others were injured.

The accident happened on the last day of the successful celebration of Water Festival, the biggest annual event and the happiest time for many people around the country, especially, those coming from rural areas. It was estimated that the festival attracted about 3 million people across the country.

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