Cambodia Festival Stampede Kills

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What was supposed to be a celebration in Cambodia turned deadly. Thousands are feared crushed or drowned in a water festival Monday. The country's prime minister says at least 339 people have died.

Hundreds are feared dead after a stampede on a bridge in Cambodia.

Authorities say many were crushed or drowned, after thousands panicked on the last day of a water festival.

The Phnom Penh police chief told Reuters that, "many people had died in the festival", but declined to elaborate during a rescue effort that went on into early Wednesday.

A Reuters cameraman said thousands panicked when several people were electrocuted on a small bridge connecting Phnom Penh to nearby Diamond Island, a small island used for festivals and conventions.

Most of those who died either drowned or were trampled to death.