Updated at 15:42 BST on April 30:
On the morning of April 30, local time, rescue efforts from the stampede on Mount Meron in northern Israel were still under way. The latest casualty data show that at least 44 people were killed and 150 injured in a stampede in the early hours of the same day .
An investigation into the stampede began immediately, with northern Israel’s police chief, Ravi, saying he was responsible for the stampede on Mount Meron.
It is reported that the relevant departments of the Israeli government has set up a special commission of inquiry, the results of the investigation will be released to the community as soon as possible.
Updated at 9:56 bST on April 30:
The death toll from a stampede at a large religious event in Northern Israel’s Mount Meron in the early hours of this morning has risen to 44, with more than 100 people injured, dozens of them in critical condition, local media reported, citing aid agencies.
According to local media reports, the collapse of the concert stands attended by about 100,000 people at the time of the incident led to the stampede. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident “a terrible disaster.” At present, the police deployed thousands of police in the Mount Meron area, has closed the site, blocked traffic to the area and the surrounding area, and mobilized bus transport participants to leave, the military sent troops and helicopters to the local rescue, and set up a field hospital in the area.
Mount Meron, where the stampede took place, was located more than 200 kilometres north of Jerusalem. In 2020, the event was canceled due to the new corona pneumonia outbreak, and this year, as the Israeli outbreak improved, the commemorations reopened, while the government deployed thousands of police on the ground ahead of time to maintain order and asked for a limit of 10,000 people to participate in the rally.
According to local Israeli media reports, local time on the evening of the 29th, a large-scale religious activities held in northern Israel, a stampede at the scene of a large-scale religious event, has killed 38 people, 103 injured, 44 people in a critical condition.
At present, the Government of Israel has blocked access to the area and the surrounding area, sent the Israeli army and six helicopters to the area to carry out rescue, and set up a field hospital. Israeli caretaker Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was a “terrible disaster” and would step up relief efforts as soon as possible.
It is reported that the authorities approved the day of the gathering of 10,000 people, but event organizers said that the day at least 30,000 people from all over the country to the event site.