Stampede at Jewish pilgrimage site kills dozens
At least 44 people have been killed and about 150 others injured in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews. It was one of the country’s deadliest civilian disasters.
he stampede occurred during the celebrations of Lag BaOmer at Mount Meron, the first mass religious gathering to be held legally since Israel lifted nearly all restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year, the media estimated the crowd at about 100,000 people.