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Thread #131006   Message #2951726
Posted By: open mike
25-Jul-10 - 04:00 AM
Thread Name: German Love Parade: panic, tragic deaths
Subject: German Love Parade: panic, tragic deaths
As many as a million attended this event, and due to a mass panic event (which might have been caused by police trying to prevent some from entering) as many as 18 deaths and 100 injuries occurred.

Reports said a stampede broke out in a tunnel after authorities tried to stop thousands of people from entering the area where the parade is being held.

this annual celebration of techno music originated in 1989 in Berlin

wow--they should have stuck to folk music....