Phnom Penh Stampede

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The stampede began at 21:30 local time (14:30 UTC) on a bridge across the Tonlé Sap river. 353 people died, and upwards of 755 more people were injured, some seriously, and many local hospitals were pushed far beyond capacity by the influx of victims. Cambodia is one of the region's poorer countries and has an underdeveloped health system, with hospitals barely able to cope with daily demand. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 23/11/2010

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