44 people were killed during a religious holiday in Israel

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44 people were killed during a religious holiday in Israel
44 people were killed during a religious holiday in Israel
30 April, 09:19In the world
More than a hundred participants in the Lag BaOmer festival in the area of Mount Meron near the Israeli city of Safed were injured as a result of the collapse of the tribune. At least 44 people died.

It is reported by The Jerusalem Post.

Earlier it was said about 38 dead and over 60 injured. The Times of Israel newspaper wrote that some of the people could have suffered and died in the crush that followed the collapse.

According to the organizers of the holiday, on Thursday evening, there were more than one hundred thousand of its participants.

"Severe disaster on Mount Meron. We all pray for the healing of the wounded. I strive to increase the rescue forces operating in the area", - Belaaz publication quotes on Twitter the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Lag BaOmer - a holiday in honor of the end of the epidemic, from which thousands of students of the Jewish theologian Akiva died - is celebrated on the 18th of the month of Iyar (according to the Jewish lunar calendar), this year it fell on April 29-30.

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