A young woman died in an accident at the Matjesfest in Emden on Sunday night. “An 18-year-old employee of an amusement ride fell between the ground and the ride when it was in motion,” police said on Sunday.

Accordingly, the woman died shortly after the accident in the hospital. The police initially did not want to give any further information, citing the ongoing investigation. Arrangements with the public prosecutor’s office are necessary, said a police spokesman. The “Ostfriesen-Zeitung” had previously reported on the accident. The ride was dismantled shortly after the accident.

The matjes festival has been running since last Thursday and was planned until this Sunday. The seaport city is thus celebrating the herring dish, which is offered at dozens of stands.

According to the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, insurance brokers report that Allianz wants to get rid of hundreds of medium-sized companies by increasing prices by up to 400 percent. Property insurance, which companies use to protect themselves against fire, storm damage and business interruption, is affected.

In order to relieve low and middle incomes from rising energy and food prices, Social Affairs Minister Hubertus Heil wants to introduce a social climate allowance for people with a monthly gross income of less than 4000 euros.