Pchum Ben boat race ends tragically in Kampong Thom

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Pchum Ben boat race ends tragically in Kampong Thom

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24 September 2017
KAMPONG THOM. On 21 September 2017, a 5 year old girl died in a tragic drowning accident during a traditional river boat race in Stung Sen, O'Cheaung Tboung, Sangkat Oukanthor, Stung Sen, Kompong Thom Province. RIP.
It seems the boat just sank for an unknown reason. Everybody was saved except for the girl. Canoe river races are a big part of Cambodian cultural tradition, yet so few people know how to swim.
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Re: Pchum Ben boat race ends tragically in Kampong Thom

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What's a five-year-old doing on a boat during a race?
You could be next.
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Re: Pchum Ben boat race ends tragically in Kampong Thom

Post by tarariverboat »

i know around the floating villages most kids know how to swim,i mean there front and back yards are the lake:) but the currents are very strong at the moment and even a strong swimmer could have some issues.a 5yo even if able to swim would find the rivers currents just too strong.
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