Nov 23, 2010

Cambodia stampede (Photos)

The coffins of Bun Ratha and his wife, Sim Ratanak, are pictured at a funeral in Kandal province. Ratha and Ratanak died at a stampede on the Diamond Gate bridge during the annual three-day Water Festival. (Chor Sokunthea/Reuters)

At least 378 people have died in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the city is steeling itself for that number to rise. People celebrating the end of the rainy season got caught up in a stampede as they crossed a narrow bridge Monday. In panic, the crowd trampled on itself, and many fell over into the river below.

Buddhist monks take part in a religious ceremony to mourn the deaths of stampede victims. (Chor Sokunthea/Reuters)

Women cry as they prepare to carry home the body of their loved one from a makeshift morgue inside the Calmette hospital in Phnom Penh. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP)

People look at pictures of victims of the stampede posted on a billboard outside the Calmette hospital. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP)

Bodies of stampede victims are lined up at the Preah Kossamak Hospital. (Chor Sokunthea/Reuters)