by / July 25th, 2010 /

Love Parade death toll rises

The number of people killed at the Love Parade in Germany now stands at 19, with a further 340 people injured. While many are blaming the organisers for routing festival goers through one tunnel, the mayor of Duisburg has said that it is too early to know what happened. “”The Love Parade has always been a joyful and peaceful party, but in future would always be overshadowed by yesterday’s events,” Mayor Rainer Schaller said. “Out of respect for the victims, their families and friends, we are going to discontinue the event in the future, and that means the end of the Love Parade.”