Khmer Water festival Phnom Penh crowd incident 22/11/2010

Khmer Water festival Phnom Penh crowd incident 22/11/2010

Scores killed in crowd stampede at Cambodia water festival

More then 300 people died in a stampede at a water festival in Phnom Penh tonight, according to Cambodia’s prime minister.

Hundreds more were hurt at the event, on a small island in a river in the capital, as the crowd panicked and pushed over a bridge to the mainland. Some who tried to flee were crushed underfoot or fell into the water.

Cambodia Water Festival turns tragic with deadly stampede

At least 339 people died in the stampede, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen, who called it a terrible tragedy. The Water Festival has seen troubles in past years.

Hundreds dead as popular water festival ends in tragedy

A stampede during an annual water festival in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Monday evening left at least 339 people dead and as many wounded, state television reported, with officials warning that the death toll was likely to rise.

Over 330 die in stampede at Cambodian festival

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Cambodia stampede kills at least 375 at festival

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia searched for answers on Tuesday a day after a stampede killed at least 375 people on a suspension bridge where survivors said they were wedged into the crowd of living and dead for hours.

Swaying footbridge 'triggered deadly Cambodia stampede'

A preliminary investigation into the stampede that left 456 people dead in Cambodia on Monday has found a swaying footbridge triggered the panic.

The disaster occurred as huge crowd used the bridge to get to an island near the capital, Phnom Penh, where an annual water festival was being held.

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