At least 38 crushed to death, hundreds injured, at Mt. Merom Lad B’Omer event

Incident began at around 1 a.m., at bonfire lighting ceremony

The tragedy began at around 1 am on Friday, emergency services say.

A bonfire lighting ceremony for Toldot Aharon hasidim was being held, amid huge, densely packed crowds, first reports indicate.

The overcrowding led to some people falling, including down stairs, and other people falling over them, precipitating a stampede and fatal crushing, according to a Channel 12 news report.

Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-april-30-2021/

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