Love Parade death toll rises to 21 after German woman dies in hospital

Prosecutors confirm death after victim fails to recover from injuries

The death toll after last weekend’s Love Parade festival in Germany has risen to 21.

More than 500 people were injured at the techno event in the city of Duisburg, in a stampede at an entrance tunnel connecting an old railway station to the parade ground.

Prosecutors’ spokesman Rolf Haferkamp said that a 25-year-old German woman died in hospital overnight after failing to recover from her injuries during the crush last Saturday (July 24), reports ABC News.

A service of remembrance is being planned and a book of condolence has been opened. Investigators are also examining the security plans for the event, which could possibly lead to charges of negligent homicide.

Police, who claim organisers ignored their advice about moving the event, said the festival attracted about 1.4 million people.