10 killed in mass panic at Germany’s Love Parade
BERLIN (AP) – At least 10 people were killed and another 15 injured when mass panic broke out Saturday in a tunnel at an annual celebration of techno music in western Germany.
The deaths occurred at the Love Parade in Duisburg, near Duesseldorf, where thousands had gathered for the event.
Police gave no other immediate details. But the German news agency DAPD reported the stampede broke out after authorities tried to stop thousands of people from entering the area where the parade was being held.
… The original Berlin Love Parade grew from a 1989 peace demonstration into a huge outdoor celebration of club culture that drew about 1.5 million people at its peak in 1999. But it suffered from financial problems and tensions with city officials in later years, and eventually moved.