Love Parade documents seized after crush at German festival

Prosecutors to examine security plans of event

Documents relating to the Love Parade festival have been seized by German prosecutors probing the tragedy.

Investigators are examining the security plans for the event, which could possibly lead to charges of negligent homicide.

Nineteen people were killed and 511 injured at the techno music event in the city of Duisburg on Saturday (July 24).

Eleven of the victims were German and the other eight came from Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, China, Bosnia and Spain, reports BBC News.

A service of remembrance is being planned and a book of condolence has been opened.

Most of the victims were trampled to death at an entrance tunnel connecting an old railway station to the parade ground. Police closed the exit to the tunnel and those trying to get in were told via loudhailer to turn around, but panic broke out.

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