At least 38 killed, dozens hurt in crush at Mount Meron Lag BaOmer event

At least 38 people were killed and dozens more were wounded, some critically, in a crush at the Lag BaOmer festivities on Mount Meron in northern Israel overnight Friday.

Ambulances evacuated the injured to hospitals in the north.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that some of the attendees slipped on the stairs, creating a “human avalanche” that crushed members of the crowd.

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