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07/24/2010

Tragedy strikes LOVE parade

A stampede inside a tunnel crowded with techno music fans crushed 10 people to death at Germany's famed Love Parade festival on Saturday. Thousands of other revelers keep partying at the event in Duisburg, near Duesseldorf, unaware of the deadly stampede that started when police tried to block thousands of people from entering the already-jammed parade grounds.

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Collapsed people get first aid while others try to leave the area after a panic on this year's techno-music festival "Loveparade 2010" in Duisburg, Germany, on Saturday, July 24, 2010.   Police are still trying to determine exactly what happened, but the situation was "very chaotic," police commissioner Juergen Kieskemper said.  AP Photo/dapd/Hermann J. Knippertz

Stampede002 Abandoned garments are seen in the tunnel where a stampede crushed at least 15 people to death and injured dozens at Germany's famous Love Parade festival on July 24, 2010 in Duisburg, Germany. Thousands of other revelers keep partying at the event unaware of the deadly stampede that started when police tried to block thousands more people from entering the already-jammed parade grounds.  Christoph Reichwein/Getty Images

Stampede003 Red Cross rescuers and German police officers stand next to the bodies of stampede victims in Duisburg July 24, 2010. At least 15 people were killed and some 80 people were injured in a stampede at the "Love Parade" techno music festival in the western German city on Saturday, after overcrowding at an entrance gate sparked a stampede, police said. REUTERS/Stephan Eickershoff

Stampede004 The area of the Love Parade  photographed from a plane prior a stampede occured at this year's techno-music festival  in Duisburg, Germany, on Saturday, July 24, 2010. A stampede inside the tunnel crowded with techno music fans killed more than a dozen at Germany's famed Love Parade festival on Saturday.  AP Photo/ddp/ Joerg Ehms

Stampede005 An injured woman is carried to an ambulance after a stampede at the Love Parade "The art of Love" in the western German city of Duisburg July 24, 2010. At least 10 people were killed in a stampede at the "Love Parade" techno music festival in Germany on Saturday, after overcrowding at an entrance gate sparked a stampede, police said.  REUTERS/Kirsten Neumann 

Stampede006 People try to leave the area  after a panic on this year's techno-music festival "Loveparade 2010" in Duisburg, Germany, on Saturday, July 24, 2010.   AP Photo

Stampede007 People leave the area after a panic on this year's techno-music festival "Loveparade 2010" in Duisburg, Germany, on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Police are still trying to determine exactly what happened, but the situation was "very chaotic," police commissioner Juergen Kieskemper said.  AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz

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People try to leave the area after a panic on this year\'s techno-music festival \"Loveparade 2010\" in Duisburg, Germany, on Saturday, July 24, 2010. More than a dozen people were killed and others injured when mass panic broke out in a tunnel at the Love Parade. AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz

Stampede009 In this image taken from television people are seen trying to escape over a wall by the tunnel entrance after a panic on this year's techno-music festival "Loveparade 2010" in Duisburg, Germany, on Saturday, July 24, 2010. More than a dozen people were killed and others injured when mass panic broke out in a tunnel at the Love Parade. AP Photo

Stampede010 People injured in the stampede at the Love Parade "The art of Love", receive first aid in the western German city of Duisburg July 24, 2010. At least 10 people were killed in a stampede at the "Love Parade" techno music festival in Germany on Saturday, after overcrowding at an entrance gate sparked a stampede, police said.  REUTERS/Kirsten Neumann

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Investigators work behind a plastic tarp at the scene of the accident after at least 15 people were crushed to death and dozens injured in a stampede at Germany's famous Love Parade festival on July 24, 2010 in Duisburg, Germany. Thousands of other revelers kept partying at the event unaware of the deadly stampede that started when police tried to block thousands more people from entering the already-jammed parade grounds.  Christoph Reichwein/Getty Images

Stampede012 Two "Love Parade" revellers pose in front of two volunteers of Germany's Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) in Duisburg July 24, 2010. The party went on following the death of 15 people in a stampede at the "Love Parade" techno music festival in the western German city on Saturday, after overcrowding at an entrance gate sparked a stampede, police said. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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a tragedy that clearly could've been avoided if only one or two of those ppl invlvd in planning and/or security had had any experience in all things related to nightlife and setting up parties/ concerts/ club events... the situation of 500 wanting to get in a 300 capacity venue gets out of hand or at least quite chaotic regulary all over the place, where ever big or semi-big acts are playing shows. no matter if it's dj's or bands we're talking about. multiply this by thousands and you've a situation uncontrollable ending up as tragic as here.

http://www.nitestylez.de/2010/07/love-parade-death-toll.html

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