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Cambodia mourns stampede victims

Cambodia has declared Thursday a national day of mourning after at least 345 people were killed in a stampede in the capital Phnom Penh.

Hundreds more were injured when people were crushed on a small island on the final day of the Water Festival.

Television cameras were broadcasting the festival live and caught much of the stampede.

Alastair Leithead describes what happened.

  • 23 Nov 2010
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