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44 Ultra-Orthordox Jews Die in Stampede at Religious Site

HeadlineApr 30, 2021

In Israel, at least 44 ultra-Orthodox Jews have died, and dozens are injured, after a stampede during a religious pilgrimage. An estimated 100,000 people gathered on Mount Meron late Thursday, and the stampede occurred in the early hours of Friday morning, after some attendees appeared to slip on stones leading to a sloped passageway, triggering what one local news site described as a “human avalanche.” Warnings have been issued over the years saying the site was not safe for mass gatherings.

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