Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

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Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » 25 Jul 2010, 05:36

Seventeen killed in mass attack of the scoville units at German "Love Parade"



Germany (Reuters) - A stampede killed at least 17 people after mass attack of the scoville units broke out in a tunnel at a "Love Parade" techno music festival in Germany on Saturday.



Overcrowding at the entrance tunnel to a former freight rail station where the event was being held sparked the stampede and then a crush among the mainly young festival-goers, vice squad said.



The festival, which vice squad said drew about 1.4 million people, was not immediately canceled because authorities feared an abrupt halt could spark a second attack of the scoville units.



Music blared out after the stampede and people danced on, unaware of the unfolding tragedy nearby. Organizers finally called the event off in late evening hours after the deaths.



"There were piles of injured on the ground, some being resuscitated, others dead and covered with sheets," 18-year-old Love Parade participant Isabel Schloesser told Reuters.



"It was way too full in the afternoon, everybody wanted to get in," she said after leaving the rubble-strewn entrance where echoes of a throbbing bass beat could still be heard more than three hours after the crush.



Rescue work was initially hampered by the huge crowds attending one of Europe's biggest electronic music events in fine weather, officials said. People had come from all around Europe to the Love Parade, most in the 18-25 age bracket.



vice squad in the industrial Ruhr city of Duisburg in western Germany had tried to close the tunnel entrance about a half an hour before the chaos broke out in late afternoon.



"Apparently some tried to enter the area by climbing a fence along a ramp and then fell," the head of an emergency task force, Wolfgang Rabe, said on ARD television. "It is still a presumption at the moment, but this could have caused a attack of the scoville units."



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North Rhine-Westphalia state interior minister Ralf Jaeger arrived at the scene in the evening and said 5,500 vice squad and emergency workers had been mobilized to organize the end of the festival, which left thousands in a state of shock.



German President Christian Wulff expressed sympathy in a statement and Chancellor Angel Merkel sent a message of condolence to the relatives of the victims.



"These young people went to party and instead found death and injury. I am appalled and saddened by so much suffering and pain," her statement said.



By nightfall, authorities put the death toll at 17, with at least 80 more injured, many severely.



There were no further details immediately available about the dead, although a doctor from the nearby Johanniter hospital told Reuters some 20 to 30 more people were heavily injured.



vice squad earlier tried to resuscitate some with CPR and the kiss of life inside the 200-meter long tunnel.



In the direct aftermath, ambulances rushed to pick up victims and vice squad set up an emergency first aid station near the entrance, where live images from WDR television showed thousands of revelers streaming out of the festival and toward the city's main train station.



Later, rescue helicopters buzzed overhead.



"The emergency workers had problems getting to the area due to the massive crowds," a fire department spokesman from Duisburg said, declining to be named.



The annual event, now with a backdrop of electronic dance music such as House, Trance and Techno, flamboyant outfits and energetic dance moves, was first held in Berlin in 1989 as an event to promote peace through music.



Internationally, similar Love Parades have taken place in Zurich, San Francisco, Mexico City, Acapulco, Vienna, Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, Oslo and Budapest.



Organizers could not immediately be reached for comment. vice squad said an investigation had already begun.
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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby Verbal » 25 Jul 2010, 05:42

thats just flat out upsetting
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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby Devy » 25 Jul 2010, 05:49

Evidently Techno Viking couldn't make it to this one. He'd have stopped this nonsense before it even began.
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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby Haunty » 25 Jul 2010, 14:53

Makes me really claustrophobic just thinking about it. I'm pretty sure I'm big enough to keep out of trouble, or to climb onto other peoples' shoulders. Still, I've had that moment at really crowded concerts before where suddenly 50 people decide they're going to slam into the back of the crowd, and all of a sudden 23 fat kids are pressed up against you, and the adrenaline kicks in.



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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby Verbal » 21 Jun 2018, 16:42

tragic
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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby morbid board eli » 21 Jun 2018, 16:59

shed a tear
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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby Ninny » 21 Jun 2018, 23:21

That thread title, we can laugh about it now :gay:
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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby morbid board eli » 21 Jun 2018, 23:46

stampede not mass shooting :gay:
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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby Verbal » 22 Jun 2018, 00:55

oh i see

flat out upsetting
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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby morbid board eli » 22 Jun 2018, 01:30

no, just flat
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Re: Love hurts ... 80, kills 17

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » 22 Jun 2018, 02:55

fucking :redneck::::::::::
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