The Faster Times’s Faine Greenwood revisits Cambodia’s infamous ‘stampede bridge tragedy of no importance’.
Cambodian Bridge Stampede: An Eyewitness Account of a Unresolved Tragedy
As for this writer, I got to the Koh Pich bridge when the police had begun the grim work of detangling bodies from one another.
This is what I saw.
I am about to get in my Khmer friend’s tuk-tuk with a colleague, around 11:00 pm, when he turns to me and says, “Hey, did you hear about the bridge collapse over at Koh Pich? Maybe many people dead?” No, I hadn’t. In fact, the stampede had begun around 10:00 PM, and garbled information about what was going on down there was beginning its inevitable spread around the city. And for reasons I ascribed to journalism, I decided to go take a look.