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Death toll

Death toll

A FTER the fighting in Phnom Penh, exact details were sketchy on the number of people

killed and injured during the two day confrontation.

As of July 7, the dead brought to three of Phnom Penh's principal pagodas for cremations

totaled 25. Wat Prapout had received 17, Wat Ounalum five, and Wat Koh three. Aside

from one brought from Calmette hospital, all had been killed in or near the fighting,

or died shortly thereafter. None at Wat Lanka were reported to be killed in the confrontation.

Calmette hospital had a death toll of 10 by July 8, and had treated more than 70

wounded. A police source told Reuters that 58 were killed during the fighting and

as many as 200 were wounded.

Most of the victims were civilians - 95% at Calmette. The military hospital was not

receiving patients during the two days of heavy fighting.

Initial CPP military reports were that 20 soldiers had been killed.

It will likely be impossible to ever have a definitive casualty figure.

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