The Worst Human Stampedes

2010 Phnom Penh Stampede

2010 Phnom Penh Stampede is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Human Stampedes

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A stampede during the 2010 Khmer Water Festival in Cambodia killed 347 and injured over 750 people. Thousands of festival-goers had crowded onto a tiny spit of land in the Tonle Sap River, with people using a small bridge to both enter and exit the island. The exact cause of the stampede is unknown, but a crush started on both ends, with hundreds in the middle trampled and suffocated. Hundreds more were killed or injured by downed electrical wires, pulled down by panicking bridge-goers.

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