Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead

Updated: November 23, 2010 08:22 IST

Thousands of people stampeded during a festival in the Cambodian capital, leaving at least 345 dead and hundreds injured in what the prime minister called the country's biggest tragedy since the 1970s reign of terror by the Khmer Rouge.

Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
Thousands of people stampeded during a festival in the Cambodian capital, leaving at least 345 dead and hundreds injured in what the prime minister called the country's biggest tragedy since the 1970s reign of terror by the Khmer Rouge.

The shoes and belongings of Cambodians, who died in the stampede. (AP Photo)
Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
Map locates Phnom Penh, Cambodia where hundreds were killed in a stampede at a river festival. (AP Photo)
Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
An injured Cambodian seeks help after a stampede onto a bridge during the last day of celebrations of the water festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday, November 22, 2010. Thousands of people celebrating a water festival on a small island in a Cambodian river stampeded Monday evening, killing over 300 people, a hospital official said. Hundreds more were hurt as the crowd panicked and pushed over the bridge to the mainland. (AP Photo)
Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
Cambodian police carry away the body of a Cambodian man who died in a stampede on a bridge in Phnom Penh.(AP Photo)
Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
An Australian firefighter checks for the pulse of a Cambodian man, who died in the stampede.(AP Photo)
Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
The bodies of Cambodians, who died in the stampede, lie on the ground. (AP Photo)
Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Cambodian Military Police move the bodies of the stampede victims to a truck in Phnom Penh. Cambodia's prime minister called it the country's biggest tragedy since the 1970s reign of terror by the Khmer Rouge. (AP Photo)
Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
In this November 23, 2010 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Cambodian police officials examine the bridge where the stampede took place. (AP Photo)
Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
An injured visitor is carried by Cambodian police and another visitor after the stampede onto a bridge at an accident site during the last day of celebrations of the water festival in Phnom Penh. (AP Photo)
Deadly stampede in Cambodia, over 300 dead
A Cambodian police officer helps injured Cambodians after the deadly stampede. (AP Photo)

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