Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Jenna's Avatar
    Jenna is offline sheep
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    06-11-06
    Posts
    24,153
    Rep Power
    4764594

    15 killed amid panic at Germany's "Love Parade"

    The panic at "Love Parade 2010" left at least 15 people injured, according to police spokesman Werner Friese. But Carsten Lueb of CNN affiliate NTV said that the number of injured was higher, possibly into the hundreds.
    Lueb told CNN that some 1.4 million people showed up at the popular festival, which features dozens of DJs spinning techno music for hours. Organizers expected only 700,000 to 800,000 attendees, so they opened an additional event site to accommodate more people.
    The deadly crush happened in an underpass between the main event site and the expansion area. Witnesses told NTV that people pushed into the tunnel from both sides until it was dangerously overcrowded. The panic began as festival-goers began to lose consciousness as they were crushed against the walls and each other.
    After the panic, a line of emergency vehicles, including helicopters, could be seen parked on the highway leading to the festival site, carrying away people injured in the crush. The festival itself, however, went on. Police were afraid that ending the music altogether could cause further unrest among the massive crowd.
    More here: 15 killed amid panic at Germany's 'Love Parade' - CNN.com

  2. #2
    CTR man's Avatar
    CTR man is offline Officer First Class
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    05-20-06
    Location
    Ceres, CA
    Posts
    4,965
    Rep Power
    1169023
    Sounds like a giant mosh pit, if you ask me. This is what can happen if events such as this aren't planned properly. I sure am glad that I don't live in Germany. Though, the US is not entirely out of the woods with it's festival or concert event mishaps. Woodstock, The Altamont Speedway Free Concert, Gay Pride Day in San Francisco to name a few.


    Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.

    Not a LEO

    In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
    In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.









 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •