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Dozens hurt in synagogue collapse incident

A mass casualty event at a synagogue in Givat Ze'ev, near Jerusalem, May 16, 2021 (Channel 12 screenshot)
A mass casualty event at a synagogue in Givat Ze'ev, near Jerusalem, May 16, 2021 (Channel 12 screenshot)

Magen David Adom reports that there are three people critically injured in Givat Ze’ev. Another 50 to 60 people are said to be more lightly hurt.

A video shows a synagogue packed with people and either a floor or a bleacher collapsing suddenly.

The incident occurs as Israel brings in the holiday of Shavuot. It comes just weeks after 45 people were killed in a similar crush at a shrine on Mount Meron in northern Israel.

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