A minimum of 44 individuals have been killed and about 150 others injured in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel attended by tens of hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews, in accordance with medical officers stated.
The stampede occurred throughout the celebrations of Lag BaOmer at Mount Meron, the primary mass non secular gathering to be held legally since Israel lifted almost all restrictions associated to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lag BaOmer attracts tens of hundreds of individuals, most of them ultra-Orthodox Jews, annually to honour Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century sage and mystic who’s buried there. Giant crowds historically mild bonfires, pray and dance as a part of the celebrations.
This yr, the media estimated the gang at about 100,000 individuals.
It was one of many nation’s deadliest civilian disasters.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu known as the stampede a “nice tragedy” and stated everybody was praying for the victims.
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