Dozens killed in crush at Lag Baomer religious festival in Israel

Dozens killed in crush at Lag Baomer religious festival in Israel

The Guardian

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Teams treating dozens of injured at Mount Meron as emergency medical group says at least 44 dead

At least 44 people have been killed and about 150 injured in a crowd crush at a Jewish religious gathering in northern Israel attended by tens of thousands of people, in one of the country’s worst peacetime disasters.

Children were among the dead, Eli Beer, the director of an Israeli volunteer ambulance service, Hatzalah, said. “Unfortunately, we found small children trampled there, and we performed CPR. We were able to save some of them,” he told Army Radio.

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