CRUSHED TO DEATH At least 40 dead & 65 injured in stampede at Jewish festival after stage collapses on crowds of orthodox Jews

30th Apr, 2021

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Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews were gathered at the tomb of a 2nd-century sageCredit: Reuters

AT LEAST 40 people have died and 65 others were injured in a stampede at a religious bonfire festival in Israel on Friday, local media reports. Multiple casualties and fatalities were reported after a metal grandstand platform apparently collapsed at the overcrowded Jewish festival of Lag B'Omer in Meron just after midnight.

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