PM weeps at stampede site

CAMBODIA’S prime minister wept at the spot where hundreds died during a wild riverside stampede, as the country began a day of mourning for victims.

Hun Sen’s tears came as he lit candles and incense at the narrow bridge in Phnom Penh where tens of thousands of festival-goers panicked, trampling hundreds underfoot, on Monday. There has been confusion over the exact number of deaths. The latest official casualty tally from the incident was 347 dead and 395 injured, down from earlier figures.

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