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Cambodia revises stampede death toll down to 347

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 2:19 am

PHNOM PENH, Nov 25, 2010 (AFP) – The official death toll from a festival stampede in the Cambodian capital now stands at 347, the social affairs minister said Thursday, after earlier putting the figure at 456.


“The total number of dead victims is 347,” said a letter signed by Social Affairs Minister Ith Samheng, who sits on a committee investigating the disaster.


It said 221 of the victims were women.

The toll was revised following a late-night meeting between committee members, Prime Minister Hun Sen, Phnom Penh and provincial authorities.

Cambodian First Lady Bun Rany Hun Sen wipes away tears as she attends a mourning ceremony with her husband, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, on November 25, 2010 in front of the bridge in Phnom Penh. AFP

“We took out the overlapping figures” from some provinces, senior minister Om Yentieng, who sits on the investigating committee, told reporters at a mourning ceremony for the victims in the capital.

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Source: SGGP

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,347

In World on October 2, 2009 at 6:41 am

As of Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at least 4,347 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.


The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,473 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.


The AP count is three fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.


The British military has reported 179 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each.


Source: SGGP