At least ten people have been killed and 15 injured on Saturday in stampede at the Love Parade in the western German city of Duisburg, German media said referring to the police.
The panic occurred near the southern entrance to the area of the parade when the authorities tried to stop several people from entering to the territory of the festival.
Some people needed an emergency resuscitative care, German TV cannel N-TV said on its web site.
Love Parade is an annual techno music festival that was originated in 1989, four months after the demolition of the Berlin wall.
Each year it gathers the increasing number of techno music fans. The Love Parade is considered to be one of the loudest festivals due to the special water-cooled sound equipment producing extremely loud sounds.
The organizers of the festival said about 1.4 million people took part in the parade this year.
The festival received its famous nickname as "the greatest amateur circus on earth" after a photo, picturing people sitting and dancing on the trees, billboards and streetlamps, was published.
MOSCOW, July 24 (RIA Novosti)