Scores Killed In Cambodian Stampede

Tragic news from Phnom Penh:

"Cambodia's prime minister says more then 180 people have died in a stampede during the celebration of a water festival in the capital." (The Associated Press)

According to the wire service, more than 2 million people were expected at the three-day festival and "a witness said the crowd began to panic when a few people fell unconscious in the crush."

The BBC says the panic came "after a concert on Diamond Island, which followed a boat race on the Tonle Sap river regarded as a highlight of the festivities."

Update at 2:45 p.m. ET: Both AP and Reuters now report the prime minister says the death toll is at least 339 and that about the same number of people were injured.



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