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genevieve
07-24-2010, 10:00 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100724/ap_on_re_eu/eu_germany_love_parade_deaths

How awful :(

I wonder why they didn't have the entrance to the festival at the beginning of the tunnel?

MikiAndoFan#1
07-24-2010, 10:16 PM
How awful, indeed.

:(

Security should be reinforced in events like this.

Capella
07-24-2010, 11:06 PM
Any FSUers there? I hope everyone is ok. So sad about the deaths. :(

ballettmaus
07-25-2010, 07:18 PM
How awful, indeed.

:(

Security should be reinforced in events like this.

It wasn't a problem of security but organization.

shah
07-25-2010, 10:55 PM
horrible accident :(.
it's a real shame that such a tragedy happened and closed the rich history of Love Parade as a happy music event, uniting people from all over the world. the decision was made never to organise it again, to honour the memory of the victims...

ballettmaus
07-26-2010, 01:34 AM
Latest news (on TV) are saying that the organization knew that the space wasn't large enough to host all those people. I think they said it was fit for 250,000 and they knew that at least 500,000 would attend. The fire rescue already cut fences along the area because of the many people.
They didn't cancel the event because they feared it would hurt Duisburg's image.
Whoever was in charge of it was deliberately putting people in danger!!

Nmsis
07-26-2010, 03:21 AM
The images are frightening. How awful.
It's rather strange to gather an uncontrollable amount of people in a nearly enclosed site.
Duisburg has 500 000 inhabitants. I'd think it probably doesn't have the structures to receive so many people. :(

ballettmaus
07-26-2010, 08:51 PM
More shocking news: the organization refused to install the cameras which are actually a must so police can observe and immediately know where to go when something happens, so things like that are avoided. However, the organization found it too expensive.
The most devastating thing is that if anything, they'll be sued for negligent homicide or something, certainly not murder. Might even come to manslaughter and in Germany that's worth close to nothing. You're out again before you know it. It sucks!!

igniculus
07-26-2010, 09:07 PM
It's rather strange to gather an uncontrollable amount of people in a nearly enclosed site.
Duisburg has 500 000 inhabitants. I'd think it probably doesn't have the structures to receive so many people. :(

ITA. I've been to Duisburg a couple of years ago and the city did not struck me as a place to host a techno party with multiple hundreds of thousands people...

Buzz
07-26-2010, 09:20 PM
The death toll is now 20. Terrible and very preventable accident. Best of luck for a full recovery to all the injured and condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.