Ten people face charges over 2010 Love Parade fatalities
In 2010, sadness struck the global dance community after 21 attendees died during Germany’s Love Parade. With a further 500 people injured due to overcrowding, the event was ultimately halted in light of the tragic occurrence in Duisburg.
Now, BBC News reports that ten people face charges relating to the event, including counts of involuntary manslaughter and bodily harm that could warrant five years imprisonment. Those accused include six private event organizers and four city officials, dropping by six investigated officials since the initial investigation was opened. Said to have been attended by more than double its recommended occupancy of 250,000, all ten defendants have denied any wrongdoing with regard to the event. The case continues.
Source: BBC News