It was a youth revelry. It was a supposed celebration of techno-music. However, all of a sudden tragedy engulfed this years Love Parade. Everything was working fine until the throng of people approached a tunnel, then the stampede occurred and chaos began.
After all the chaos had subsided, 19 people were killed and 340 were injured. Among those dead was a 20-year old participant who just went to the Love Parade to have a good time.
The narrow channel which was the scene of the of the chaotic stampede was the only way into the main site for the Love Parade festival. After the tragedy the organizers themselves declared that this would be the last Love Parade.
Here are some photos from the Associated Press, AFP, and The Sydney Morning Herald which shows the Love Parade tragedy.