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1 female citizen killed in German stampede

07-26-2010 08:49 BJT

DUISBURG, Germany, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Wang Xiting, deputy consul-general of Chinese consulate in Germany's Frankfurt, confirmed to Xinhua Sunday that one Chinese female citizen was killed in a mass panic during the love parade, a techno music festival held in the western German city of Duisburg Saturday afternoon.

Rescuers wait on alert near the central station,hours after the stampede occured in Duisburg,western Germany,early July 25,2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Rescuers wait on alert near the central station,hours after the stampede occured 
in Duisburg,western Germany,early July 25,2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Chinese diplomats have gone to Duisburg for further details and to deal with the aftermath, Wang said.

The death toll of the stampede has risen to at least 19 while all together 342 people were injured, local police confirmed on Sunday morning.

Sixteen people died on the scene when the crowd were crushed. Some other seriously injured died later in hospital.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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