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.
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.
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