Zurich organisers prepared for street parade

Organisers of Zurich’s techno festival have ruled out a stampede similar to the one in the German city of Duisburg on Saturday.

This content was published on July 25, 2010 minutes

Potential danger spots such as overcrowded tunnel entrances did not exist in Switzerland’s biggest city, a spokesman for the Zurich organisers is quoted as saying in the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper.

Events, including the Love Parade on August 14, would be monitored from helicopters to prevent a mass panic, the Zurich City police added.

At least 19 people have been killed and more than 340 others injured in a mass panic at the street parade in Duisburg – billed as the world’s largest techno party. and agencies

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