Sunday, July 25, 2010

love parade over -- for ever

As the death toll from this year's event climbed to a reported 19, oganizer's of Germany's Love Parade said they were pulling the plug on the annual party indefinitely.

Organizer Rainer Schaller told reporters, "We are going to discontinue the event in the future and that means to say the Love Parade will no longer take place."

More than 340 people were reported to have been injured when the main gate -- reported to be the only entrance -- was apparently closed because of overcrowding and fans outside of it pushed forward anyway.

Tiesto, who performed at the event, stated via Twitter that he did not know what had happened until he landed in Portugal following his gig there. "I want to send my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the people who died today...I am really upset and sad about this."

[Photo via Twitpic].

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