April 30 2021 At least 40 people have been killed and 65 injured, many of them seriously, in a serious stampede in northern Israel in the early hours of Wednesday morning local time. Local media said about 100,000 people attended the concert grandstand collapse caused the tragedy, including young children.
A video before the incident showed tens of thousands of people jumping up and down in makeshift stands as music rose and fell, the Times of Israel reported Wednesday. The scene was chaotic after the incident and police tried to evacuate the crowd so ambulances could enter the scene. A local rescue service official said the casualties included young children, and more than 30 children are still separated from their parents.
Israeli media revealed that a slippery passageway at the scene of the accident was one of the reasons for the injuries. It is reported that at the time of the accident, about 20,000 people were walking along this narrow passage. Because the ground is a smooth metal floor, some people fall when they rush to the exit. The scene was also strewn with shoes, hats, strollers, broken glasses and other items. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident “a terrible disaster.”