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Love Parade stampede: Death toll rises to 20

By Samyuktha

Berlin, Jul 27: With a 21-year-old women succumbing to her injuries on Monday, Jul 27 night, the death toll in the Love Parade stampede has gone up from 19 to 20. The number of injured has also been raised to 512.

19 people were killed in the stampede that broke out in a tunnel leading to the venue of the world's largest techno music festival in the German city of Duisburg on Saturday, Jul 24. Over 300 people were injured in the tragic incident which occurred when people panicked.

Police personnel investigating into the incident are still trying to ascertain the cause behind the panic that led to the stampede. Survivors and eyewitnesses have alleged that poor security measures and organisation led to the tragedy.

The police also announced that all the victims of the stampede have been identified. All the victims were aged between 20 and 40. While 12 were Germans, the rest were from China, Australia, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Bosnia Herzegovina.

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