Tragedy ends Love Parade

Our thoughts are with the families of the 19 people who died, while the organisers declare the festival over out of respect.

26.07.10

Words by: Charlie Jones

Organisers of the 21-year-old music festival have announced its discontinuation, as prosecutors investigate ‘ignored’ safety warnings, according to the Guardian.

1.4 million people attended the festival, and tragedy struck when the crowd stampeded at an entrance tunnel. 19 people died in the crush, with 340 injured.

“The Love Parade has always been a peaceful party, but it will for ever be overshadowed by the accident, so out of respect for the victims the Love Parade will never take place again,” Rainer Schaller, the Love Parade’s head organisor, said.

Our hearts go out to those affected.

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