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Over 300 die in stampede at Cambodian festival

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's prime minister says more than 300 people have been killed in a stampede in the capital.

Thousands of Cambodians were celebrating a water festival on an island in a river in the capital Monday night when the press of the crowd caused some to panic. In the chaos, some tried to flee over a bridge, and many fell over its sides into the water.

The area was littered with hundreds of injured.

Prime Minister Hun Sen has made several live broadcasts Monday night. In his latest one, he said that 339 people had been killed and 329 injured.

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