Love Parade Update: Documents Seized in Stampede Probe

Love Parade event organizers’ documents were recently seized by German prosecutors who are looking into the techno music festival stampede that has claimed the lives of 19 people in Duisburg.

All of the victims were already identified: 11 men and eight women. The victims range from 20 to 40 coming from Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, China, Bosnia and Spain, including the 11 victims hailing from Germany.

According to reports from BBC, investigators are examining the security plans for the event, which could possibly lead to charges of negligent homicide.

Meanwhile, the event organizers announced that there will no longer be Love Parades.

“The Love Parade has always been a joyful and peaceful party, but in future would always be overshadowed by yesterday’s events,” said organizer Rainer Schaller. “Out of respect for the victims, their families and friends, we are going to discontinue the event in the future, and that means the end of the Love Parade.”

German media said the festival had drawn about 1.4 million people.