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Tunnel of Death

Germany has been left reeling after 17 people died and 80 were injured at the Love Parade festival in Duisburg. It is believed a stampede inside a tunnel full of techno music fans caused the chaos. Police had blocked off the area where the concert was being held as the venue was full but the thousand strong music fans continued to push their way into the 600m long tunnel despite police telling them to turn around and walk back. At some stage panic broke out and many were trampled or crushed to death. Authorities decided not to cancel the concert in fear of another stampede, leaving fans unaware of the tragedy outside.

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Death by Jelly Bean Machine

Ewh ah, a factory worked has been slowly crushed to death after he jumped into a jelly bean machine without turning it off to investigate a problem. It is believed Martin Pejril, originally from Czechoslovakia, could hardly speak (or understand) English. The machine in Britain’s largest confectionery company was notorious for getting jammed but a series of blunders led to the tragic death (starting with not turning the damn thing off). After Mr Pejril jumped into the machine it re-started after a few seconds however another worker who realized he was inside the machine tried to help but pressed the wrong button. Mr Pejril was crushed between two large heavy rotary arms. Despite there being a large warning sign over the machine Tangerine Confectionery were fined £300,000 for breaching health and safety laws.

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