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Israel stampede: Dozens killed in crush at Lag B'Omer ceremony

Telegraph, 30 Apr 2021
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Dozens of people have been killed in a stampede at a religious bonfire festival in Israel on Friday in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a "heavy disaster".

Police sources said a stampede started after some people appeared to slip on steps, causing dozens more to fall.

Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews had gathered at the Galilee tomb of 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai for annual Lag B'Omer commemorations.

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