Eighteen killed in stampede at German "Love Parade"

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by eodmatt, Jul 25, 2010.

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  1. Techno Techno Techno Techno...
  2. Deado,deado,deado........
  3. Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei.
  4. Even tho' it was a techno concert, what's the betting they squeezed in 99 Luftballons?
  5. Doesn't Calgary have a stampede every year?
  6. Somehow I don't think the Germans did their homework.

    Point 1. Move the festival from Berlin to the small city of Duisburg.

    Point 2. It's free so how many did they think would turn up.

    Point 3. Any festival with a tunnel entrance and no organised channeling of such is going to produce the obvious.

    When I watched this on the tv all I could think about was Hillsborough.
  7. and thought what, oh no not another frickin song!

    It is ironic though that so many people were killed at a love parade, where peace, harmony and love thy neighbour were replaced by "MOVE MTHRFCKR, mind if I use your head as a step"
  8. So less than 1.6 deaths per million attending. Sad, but hardly a massacre. I would take those odds to see the Stones.
  9. 2 more have died of their injuries since, and the injured totalled at around 500. There have been lots of accusations and denials flying around. I suspect that a few people are having very serious conversations with their lawyers.