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Saturday 24th, July 2010
Love Parade tragedy
Tragedy at German Love Parade...
Updated: Wednesday 28th, July 2010

Parties: A very sad day in the history of EDM. At least 21 people got killed in a stampede at the Love Parade festival in Duisburg, Germany.

At least 21 people got killed when chaos broke out at the famous German music festival, the Love Parade which took place in Duisburg, which took place at Saturday July 24.

According to CNN 1.4 million people showed up at the festival, though the organizers only expected 700.000 to 800.000 party people, so they opened an additional event site to accommodate more people.
The deadly crush happened in an underpass between the main event site and the expansion area. Eye witnesses said that people pushed into the tunnel from both sides until it was dangerously overcrowded. The panic began as festival-goers began to lose consciousness as they were crushed against the walls and each other.
Besides the 21 people who got killed in the tragedy, there are over 500 people who are injured.

The Love Parade was first held in the German capital, Berlin, in 1989.

The city of Duisburg has set up a hotline at which concerned relatives can get further information: ++49 - (0) 203-94000

For pictures: http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-57495.html


Edit: updated with new info / Wednesday, July 28 11:00

Written by:
Twan van Loon

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