Duisburg the Love-Parade disaster at the old freight yard

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Krystyna Polak on September 1, 2010

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Rubens Craveiro on September 1, 2010

pivatana:

Returning to vote on it. Greetings from Brasilia, Brazil, Rubens Craveiro Voted

Olly Du on September 1, 2010

VOTED and silence for the victims

silgab on September 1, 2010

VOTADA!...

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi Gab Silva, thanks so much my friend. Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi © OLLY-DU, thanks so much my friend for your kind words. Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on September 1, 2010

I CAME BACK TO VOTE ! I DESIRE MANY SUCCESSES! MY FRIENDLY GREETING, NATUSKA

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi Rubens Craveiro, thanks so much mate:)) Best wishes from Germany sent your way Cheers pivatana

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi pkrysia, sad sad:(( Best wishes from Germany sent your way Cheers pivatana

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi Bánfalvi Suzi Natusk…, thanks so much my dear:(( Best wishes from Germany sent your way Cheers pivatana

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi Derek郝♥華夏CHINA,
thanks so much my friend for your condolences:(( Best wishes from Germany sent your way Cheers pivatana

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi makis-GREECE ®, thanks so much my friend. Best wishes from Germany sent your way Cheers pivatana

Clarabella on September 1, 2010

Hi Pivatana,

Un bello homenaje.

Voto + Like.

                Greetings, Clarabella
Mirk0 on September 1, 2010

Hi, bin zurück zum voten. Gern, Mirko.

Tanaa on September 1, 2010

hi pivatana,

I hope such kind of tragedy would not happen again.

thanks for sharing this. VOTED + LIKE

cheers, Tanaa

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi Clarabella, ,thanks so much for dropping by but keep in mind that the Techno-Party event ended in devastating occurrences leaving 21 dead and 511 injured persons during the Love-Parade event at Duisburg on Saterday 24th of July.

This location is only to reach by passing two tunnels 120m long by 16m wide with a height of 3.8m. All the visitors have to go through that eye of a needle to get on the event ground. This ground was allowed to handle a capacity of 250000 people only but there have been more than 1 million people, it was estimated that around 1.4 million people wanted to reach the event ground.

In the late afternoon the event ground was filled up with too many people and the organisation leaders closed the ramp between the tunnels and then the crowd inside the tunnels get bigger and bigger and it came to a Stop-Go behavior of the visitors which led into a mass panic. For too many visitors the entrace between the tunnels became a death-trap.

You can see in my pictures how narrow, dark and depressing it feels inside the tunnels where people have to wait inside for more than 2 hours.

During the preliminary stages of the Love-Parade, police and the fire department point out that there are significant safety defects and advised against the event but the organizer did it the way we all know now. When you see the entrance and both tunnels you know that it couldn't be possible to channel such a huge amount of people without trouble through it.

Many, many people are coming to the ground to light candles and leaving flowers and mourn.

Since weeks no clues who will be responsible the shilly- shally of the city, organizer, police and mayor of the city of Duisburg is still going on and summits in hiding of the officials to the media. The citizens of Duisburg, the survived victims and the relatives of the perished are urgently waiting for answers to be given:((

Best wishes from Germany sent your way Cheers pivatana

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi Mirk0, thanks so much my friend. Best wishes from Germany sent your way Cheers pivatana

Karel H. on September 1, 2010

Voted for your document of memento.

Greetings pivatana

Karel

Holger Bauer on September 1, 2010

Hi Tanaa, thanks so much my friend for you kind words. Best wishes from Germany sent your way Cheers pivatana

Chinappi on September 1, 2010

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You got my <<:::::VOTE:::::>> from France.

Greetings.......Good luck for the contest.

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