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At least 44 ‘crushed to death’, over 100 injured in stampede at Israel pilgrimage site

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At least 44 people were crushed to death and more than 100 people hurt in a stampede at Israel’s Mount Meron area.

Prime Minister of the country Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident “a terrible disaster.”

According to The Times of Israel, The Magen David Adom rescue service said 38 people had been killed at the scene. It said its paramedics treated dozens of people, including 18 in a serious condition, 2 who were moderately hurt, and 80 lightly injured. All the wounded were evacuated to hospitals.

Health Ministry confirmed that the total death toll was 44, the newspaper said in a report.

The stampede occurred as tens of thousands of mainly ultra-Orthodox Jews were participating in an annual pilgrimage for the feast of Lag BaOmer, in Mount Meron, around the reputed tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century Talmudic sage, Al Jazeera reported.

Lockdown measures in the country were eased this year amid rapid COVID-19 vaccination programme that has seen more than 54 percent of the population fully vaccinated.

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