On 24 July 2010, a crowd disaster at the 2010 Love Parade electronic dance music festival in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, caused the death of 21 people from suffocation. At least 510 more were injured.
The Love Parade was a popular and free-access festival and parade that originated in 1989 in Berlin. The parade featured stages, but had floats with music, DJs and dancers moving through the audience. The Love Parade in Duisburg was the first edition of the festival that was organised in a closed-off area. Between 200,000 and 1.4 million people were reported to be attending the event and 3,200 police were on hand.
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