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# crushing - Monday 13 June, 2016

Cavan man who raped his 16-year-old niece jailed for six and a half years

The woman said her uncle had “degraded and crushed” her instead of protecting her.

# crushing - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Dublin Fire Brigade called out to man trapped under van after jacking techniques failed

A person died in a similar incident last week.

# crushing - Saturday 6 April, 2013

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7 bizarre corners of YouTube you may not be aware of

From whispering videos to reborn dolls.

# crushing - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

ANOTHER PERSON has died from injuries sustained in the Love Parade festival crush last weekend, bringing the death toll to 21. The 25-year-old woman died overnight after being injured in the stampede.

Thousands of people were involved in a crush at an entrance tunnel to the techno music festival on Saturday. Police had previously warned organisers that the venue was unsuitable for the level of crowds expected to attend the annual event.

More than 500 people were injured.

The festival’s organisers have posted a huge notice in Duisburg which reads: ”We are deeply distressed. We mourn with family members and our thoughts are with those who are currently under medical care. Since July 24 nothing remains at it was.”

Chancellor Angela Merkel will return from her summer break to attend a special memorial service in Duisburg this Saturday. She has already called for an intensive investigation into the tragedy.

The mayor of Duisburg, who has been heavily criticised in the wake of the disaster, has already said he will not attend the memorial. He said he didn’t want to provoke the families and victims with his presence.

# crushing - Monday 26 July, 2010

THE DEATH TOLL from Saturday’s stampede at a German music festival has risen to 20. A 21-year-old German woman died today in hospital from her injuries.

Twelve of the victims were German. The other eight came from Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, China, Bosnia and Spain. The festival was created in 1989 as a demonstration for peace through love and music.

Over 500 people are believed to have been injured during the stampede at the Love Parade in Duisburg, Germany. Survivors said that the site was too small for the huge crowds which annually show up to the festival.

The exact circumstances which caused the stampede are not clear. Police investigating the deaths have seized files from the organisers and are examining the security plans for the event.

Spiegel Online says it has documents which show that the site was only approved for 250,000 – just a fraction of the 1.4 million that were reported to have turned out.

The organiser, who could face charges of negligent homicide, has said that there will be no more  Love Parade festivals as a mark of respect for the victims and their families.

This footage shows rescue efforts being made by emergency services at the scene:

# crushing - Sunday 25 July, 2010

# crushing - Saturday 24 July, 2010

GERMAN POLICE have said at least 10 festivalgoers have been killed following what they described as a “mass panic” stampede at the annual Love Parade techno music festival at Duisberg, near Dusseldorf.

At least 15 more have been critically injured, after a massive stampede broke out after local authorities tried to stop a crowd of several thousand people from entering an already-crowded area at the festival.

A further 10 are reported to have needed resuscitation, while another 40 are being treated for minor injuries.

German news agency DAPD says the victims were crushed and that emergency workers had trouble getting through to them.

Organisers believe that up to 1.4 million people have travelled to the city for this year’s festival.

The Love Parade festival is usually known as being relatively peaceful for an event of its size, with relatively few arrests for the number of people attending. It is known for being exceptionally crowded, however, with crushing a moderately frequent occurance.

Update: 19 people are now confirmed to have been killed. Read more