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Another slum gone…

Another slum is gone, gutted by a 5 hour long fire which destroyed the village of Toeuk Thla (Clear Water) in Phnom Penh. Over 200 families will have to look for another place to stay during this Khmer New Year. (Story Nr VIJ2008027)


6 Responses to “Another slum gone…”

  1. Nice shoot, sad story.

    Marcin Luczkowski - April 12th, 2008 at 2:21 am

  2. john:

    just returned from trip…tried to look at the story under LATEST banner, didnt work…thumbs come up, but when i click on pic 1 (or any subsequent shot), i get the message:

    The photo you are looking for could not be found.

    If you manually typed in the URL, please make sure it is correct. Alternatively, you may try browsing the latest stories, or browsing stories by category: title, timeline and multimedia.

    If you still cannot find what you are looking for, please contact Mr. Vink.

    will try tomorrow…



    bobblack - April 12th, 2008 at 9:51 am

  3. Sorry for that…

    Should be working now. Don’t forget to force refresh the homepage (flush the cache)

    john vink - April 12th, 2008 at 10:38 am

  4. I’v seen whole story just now. I tkink I said it once… you have so extaordinary facility to taking good photos. one line.

    ps. news site goes to pieces little but working.


    Marcin Łuczkowski - April 12th, 2008 at 1:29 pm

  5. John:

    Tonight, the story works…tried reflushing cache last night (didnt work), but night: viola! ))

    it’s a great story, and as always, some remarkable photos…the 1st photo above is brilliant, especially coming after that magnificent photo of the fires billowing inside the building (you were real close), the photo that looks as if “underwater” (no. 8)…really dig 1, 2, 6 (looks like a giant Python spitting on the fire) 7, (those damn Vink wires in the foreground ;), 8 (!!!!!!!!!), 10, 11 (brilliant too), 17 (Vink wires again), 19, 21( absolutely gorgeous image, particularly given the context) and 24 (looks like a Vink)…

    where will these people go John?


    bobblack - April 13th, 2008 at 8:31 am

  6. Nobody knows yet. Will follow up on this during this week.

    john vink - April 13th, 2008 at 12:35 pm