November 23rd, 2010
05:57 PM ET

Death toll in Cambodia stampede now at 375

The death and injury toll from a stampede at a Cambodian festival continued to rise Tuesday as families mourned.

The number of deaths is now at 375 and the number of injured is up to 755, the country's official news agency said Tuesday.

Cambodia has declared Thursday a national day of mourning for those who died Monday in the crush at the annual Water Festival in the capital city of Phnom Penh, the news agency AKP reported.

On Tuesday some victims' families and leaders gathered for a religious ceremony for the dead.

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  1. j rob

    A heard of cattle has more sense than these people did.. Dumber than animals..

    November 23, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      Why have you disturbed our sleep; awakened us from our ancient slumber?

      November 24, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    to bad they didnt have and cowboys on horses to steer them.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      I know now that my wife has become host to a Kandarian demon. I fear that the only way to stop those possessed by the spirits of the book is through the act of... bodily dismemberment.

      November 24, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. seak kanhalin

    I think this is the first fact in the world that can made all the people died like this

    November 24, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. CambodiWoman

    A stampede...a stampede of my people...

    November 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |