At least 19 people have died at the 2010 Love Parade in Duisburg, Germany.
The tragedy struck at the annual celebration of love, unification and techno music when a stampede broke out in a tunnel leading to the main area of the festival on Saturday. Authorities had been trying to stop people from entering the over-crowded area.
“There was no escape,” one techno fan said on the Web site of the German newspaper Bild. “People were pressed into the wall. I was afraid I’d die.”
Estimates of the crowd attending the event were 1.4 million people.