Israel: 44 killed, over 100 injured in stampede at religious festival

In Israel, at least forty four people have been killed and over hundred injured in a stampede at a crowded religious annual festival celebrated at the foot of mount Meron.

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Police sources said the festival started after some attendees slipped on steps, which caused dozens more to fall.

Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews attended the all-night festival, making it the largest event in Israel since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

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