Love Parade won't be held again, organizer says after deaths
The Love Parade will never be held again, one of its organizers said on Sunday, a day after 19 people were killed in a stampede at the techno dance party, dpa reported.
"Words are not enough to describe the extent of the shock I feel," Rainer Schaller told a news conference in the west German city of Duisburg where the tragedy occurred.
Schaller said every effort would be undertaken to find the exact cause of Saturday afternoon's tragic events, which also left more than 300 injured.
People were trampled to death and crushed in the crowd passing through a tunnel to the entrance of the festival, attended by upwards of 1 million people.
The Love Parade, one of the world's largest electronic music events, was founded in Berlin in 1989 as a peace parade shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall.