Stampede in Phnom Penh
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Hundreds killed in Cambodian festival stampede

At least 339 people been killed in a stampede during festival celebrations in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Hun Sen has said.

Huge crowds had gathered on a small island for the final day of the Water Festival, one of the main events of the year in Cambodia.

The stampede took place on a bridge, which eyewitnesses said had become overcrowded.

You may find some of the images in Caroline Hawley's report distressing.

  • 22 Nov 2010