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UMass Lowell- Nursing Student Has 'a Story to Tell'

The day Chhan Touch best remembers is the day he would most like to forget. It was April 17, 1975. He was 8 years old, standing on a balcony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, watching the Khmer Rouge soldiers march into the city. There were hordes of them. They emptied the city in hours, murdering thousands - tens of thousands in the weeks to come. His sister was killed trying to make it to Thailand. A niece died of starvation. They murdered his brother-in-law. When he arrived with his family at the Mekong River, it was swollen with corpses. They were too thirsty not to drink. More...