7 people die trying to retrieve 75 cents

I’m not even sure I would bend over for anything less than a dollar.

An 11-year-old Cambodian boy and six other people climbed down a well to retrieve 75 cents after his father had dropped accidentally while gathering water.

The boy was accompanied by his 13-year-old sister, 15-year-old brother, and four of their neighbours.

One of the boy’s surviving sisters, Che Chhan, said in an interview over the phone that “My youngest brother thought the amount of money was huge for poor people like us,”

Police say that the 7 victims died due to a lack of oxygen at the bottom of the 5-meter deep well.

The world is a sad state when poor people are literally risking their lives, and sometimes dying, in order to collect less than a dollar.


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