Two lifeless, dozens hurt in Israeli synagogue accident: Ambulance service – Times of India

Israeli medics evacuate an injured ultra-Orthodox Jewish man after the collapse of grandstand seating at a synagogue. (AFP)

JERUSALEM: At least two worshippers have been killed and greater than 100 injured on Sunday when a grandstand collapsed in a synagogue below development in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israel‘s nationwide ambulance service mentioned.
The accident in Givat Zeev, simply north of Jerusalem, raised extra questions on security measures at massive ultra-Orthodox occasions, two weeks after 45 pilgrims have been crushed to dying in a stampede on the burial web site of a Jewish sage in northern Israel.
A police spokesman mentioned 650 worshippers have been on the Givat worship web site for the beginning of the Jewish vacation of Shavuot.
The occasion was held in {a partially} constructed synagogue. The native mayor and senior fireplace brigade and cops mentioned it had gone forward regardless of the dearth of a allow and official warnings that the constructing zone was unsafe.
A spokesman for the Magen David Adom ambulance service mentioned a minimum of two folks have been killed. Ambulances and navy helicopters ferried the injured to hospitals.
Security footage broadcast on Channel 12 TV confirmed a crowded grandstand collapsing and worshippers falling on prime of one another.
“We were called again to another event where there was negligence and a lack of responsibility. There will be arrests,” Jerusalem District police chief Doron Turgeman mentioned from the scene, on reside TV.


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