30 Apr 2021

Dozens killed in crush at religious festival in Israel

International Editor

At least 45 people have been killed and more than 150 injured in a crush at a religious festival in northern Israel.

An estimated 100,000 had gathered for the Lag B’Omer celebration, the largest event to be held in Israel since the start of the pandemic.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it had been one of the country’s “worst disasters” and promised a thorough investigation.

Warning: This report contains distressing scenes.