15 Killed At Music Festival Stampede

Daylong show in Germany turns tragic; dozens injured
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2010 12:42 PM CDT
Collapsed people get first aid at the festival.   (AP Photo/dapd/Hermann J. Knippertz)
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(Newser) – Awful news from a daylong festival of technomusic in Germany: Police say at least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured during a crowd stampede. The panic took place in a tunnel leading to the festival grounds, where hundreds of thousands had assembled for the annual "Love Parade" in Duisburg, reports the Telegraph.

“It was hell,” said one witness. “The tunnel was dark, it was full. Something happened— whether someone tripped or someone fell I don’t know. But there was a stampede to get to the other end and those who fell…well, many of them never got up again.” Rescue squads had to fight through the crowd, with many still oblivious to the tragedy, to tend to the injured.

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