BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Two brothers who escaped the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia and resettled in different corners of the world have been reunited after 34 years apart.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/28MeTi7 ) reports that 63-year-old Chhum Nget screamed before hugging his younger brother, 57-year-old Sambath Ngeth, in a tearful embrace on Tuesday outside the older man's Belchertown, Massachusetts, home.
After escaping the Khmer Rouge, the brothers spent time in a U.N. refugee camp. Chhum was eventually resettled in the U.S.
Sambath went to New Zealand, where he added an "H'' to his last name.
The two men were virtually inseparable at Tuesday's party.
"I cannot sleep, I'm so, so happy," the older man said.
His younger brother said. "Very happy. Everything happy."
Sambath also came to Massachusetts for Chhum's son's wedding.
Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com