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Germany charges 10 over deadly Love Parade stampede

Published on Feb 12, 2014 7:54 PM
 
The position of a victim of a deadly stampede is marked on the street between two tunnels in Duisburg, on July 25, 2010. German prosecutors said on Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014, they had charged 10 people with negligent manslaughter and causing bodily harm over the 2010 Love Parade stampede in which 21 people were killed. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN (AFP) - German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged 10 people with negligent manslaughter and causing bodily harm over the 2010 Love Parade stampede in which 21 people were killed.

Those charged are four staff of the electronic dance music festival organiser Lopavent and six members of the administration of the western city of Duisburg, said the local chief prosecutor Horst Bien.

The manslaughter charges carry sentences of up to five years in prison.

"An event where people wanted to party, dance, have fun turned into a terrible tragedy," Mr Bien told a televised press conference.

 
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