A stampede on a bridge in Cambodia's capital killed at least 345 people and injured nearly as many after thousands panicked on the last day of a water festival, authorities and state media said on Tuesday. Witnesses said the stampede began after several people were electrocuted late on Monday on a small bridge lined with lights connecting Phnom Penh to a nearby island where thousands had gathered to celebrate the water festival and watch a concert. Most drowned, suffocated or were trampled while trying to leave the bridge. Many had been eating in outdoor restaurants and were crossing the bridge to return to the city. "I was stuck in the crowd for a long time and it was so hot and I lost consciousness," survivor Huon Khla, 22, told Reuters. State television said at least 240 of the dead were women.