BBC News has a full report, with descriptions that are not for the faint of heart.Stampeding at the Love Parade dance music festival in Duisburg, Germany killed at least 19 people over the weekend.
More than a million people attended the festival to see performers from around the world. The stampede apparently occurred when a narrow tunnel to the festival area became dangerously overcrowded. Local authorities are investigating why security plans failed to prevent the stampede.
In a statement quoted by BBC News, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “Young people came to party. Instead, there was death and injury. I am aghast and saddened by the sorrow and the pain.” The Music Mix joins her in sending our condolences to the victims’ friends and families.
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