Chroy Changvar Bridge Continues to Attract Suicides

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Re: Chroy Changvar Bridge Continues to Attract Suicides

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:36 pm

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia News: The Chroy Changvar bridge claimed another victim earlier today (2 March), after a 22-year-old man got drunk and had a fight with his brothers in Russey Keo district on 1 March 2019. The young tuktuk driver was reportedly upset after a family quarrel where he was blamed, and he decided to end his days by jumping from the Chroy Changvar bridge.
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The man's body was picked up this morning and was sent to the Tuol Sangke pagoda for last rites. RIP.
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Re: Chroy Changvar Bridge Continues to Attract Suicides

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:31 pm

Excellent article on the Cham fishermen, the heroes who save lives and recover bodies under the Chroy Changvar bridge.
April 12, 2019
The Chroy Changvar bridge ‘Angel’ stopping suicides
Originally built in 1963 with Japanese aid, the Chroy Changvar Bridge, also known as the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Bridge, collapsed in 1972 due to an attack by Viet Cong suicide bombers. It remained closed until it reopened in February 1994. The bridge later underwent renovations to ease traffic flow and on April 3, it was officially reopened again. But the 709-metre bridge that crosses the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh has a dark side to it, too. It’s the site of suicides, where people take their own lives by jumping off the bridge. Meanwhile, one fisherman, who lives near the bridge, has been trying to prevent these suicides – often risking his own life. Taing Rinith meets this unsung hero.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50595811/t ... var-angel/
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