Israel: Around 44 people have been killed in a crush at a crowded religious festival in Israel’s northeast part, sources revealed.
Moreover, 150 injured at the Lag B’Omer festival, which occurs annually at the foot of Mount Meron, some in critical condition.
Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews visited the all-night festival, executing it as the most significant event in Israel since the exogenous coronavirus pandemic started.
The nation’s successful vaccination(immunization from COVID-19) programme has enabled it to lift many stipulations, but health officials had still notified of the risk of dangerous COVID-19.
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Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign-Affairs of Georgia-David Zalkaliani tweeted, “Would like to offer my most sincere condolences to the gov’t and the people of #Israel, who are mourning the death of over 40 people at the devastating tragedy. Wish all those injured a swift recovery & stand together in this difficult time.”
People have tweeted and expressed their grief. A lady tweeted, “Terrible morning in #israel after a stampede at Meron. Worshippers were crushed to death. Many questions to ask the organizers and the authorities, but for the moment, we mourn the dead, and we pray for the injured.”
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Minister of Foreign Affairs, -Former Cyprus Government -Spokesperson, Republic of Cyprus, Nicosia-Nikos Christodoulides tweeted, “Our thoughts go out to the people of #Israel following the devastating stampede at the #LagBOmer festival that resulted in the tragic loss of lives. Conveyed sincere #condolences to families of victims & wishes for a quick recovery to all injured communication with @Gabi_Ashkenazi.
Avraham Leibe, who was wounded in the stampede, reported Israeli public broadcaster Kan a crush of bodies trying to settle the mountain caused a “general bedlam” on a sleek metal slope accompanied by stairs. “Nobody managed to halt,” he stated.
#ISRAEL Prime Minister #Netanyahu stated this morning that a national day of mourning would be announced on Sunday after 44 people died in a wreck late Thursday during holiday celebrations on Mount Meron.
ALERT: At least 37 people have been killed and dozens critically injured at a mass stampede during Lag B’Omer celebrations in Mount Meron, #Israel
The death toll is expected to rise.pic.twitter.com/TSWTmGfUwE
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