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Festival stampede kills scores in Cambodia

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Festival stampede kills scores in Cambodia

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Close to 200 people are believed dead after a stampede during Water Festival celebrations in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

The victims died on a bridge, which became crammed with people, some were crushed underfoot, others fell into the water.

Witnesses claim panic took hold after a number of people lost consciousness in the crowd.

Hundreds more have been hurt in the incident and hospitals are overun.