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A trial has been ordered over Love Parade 2010 stampede deaths

AGermancourtruledthatorganizerstheLoveParadefestivalin2010willfacetrialforthedeaths21peoplewhowerecrushedbyastampede. SevenyearsagoatLoveParade,thousandspeoplerushedatunnelwhichwastheonlyaccesstothetechnestival.Thisresultedinastampedethatleftmorethan500peopleinjured.Now10individualsinvolvedinorganizingtheeventwillfacechargesmanslaughterandnegligence. Directlyfollowingthetragedy,acourtinGermanyhaddroppedthecase,butnowthatdecisionhasbeenoverturnedduetoapossibleconvictionbeing”provenwithsufficientprobability”. TheDuisburgcourtsaidinastatementthataninvestigationfound”breachesthedutycarewithwhichtheaccusedarechargedwerethecausethedeathsandinjuries”. Atthetimethefestival,whichhostedapproximatelyonemillionpeople,BritishDJMarkKnightsaidhewasadamantlytoldbytheorganizerstocontinuewithhissetwhenthetragedyoccurred:”Theyhadbeenliaisingwiththeauthoritiesandthestancethattheyhadtakenwasthatwereallycannotmakepeopleawaretoomuchthissituationforfearmorepanic.Sowehadtokeepplaying,whichwasveryoddandasurrealenvironment.” ThetrialinDuisburgwillincludeFoureventorganizersandsixmunicipalemployees. Via:] HarrisonisMixmag’sEastCoastEditor.FollowhimonTwitter