Forensic center: Bodies of most Meron victims identified, rest will be in coming hours

The Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv says it has identified 42 of the 45 bodies from the deadly stampede at Mount Meron on Lag B’Omer, and expects to finish identifying the remaining victims in the coming hours.

It also says 34 bodies have been released for burial.

“The process is being done in cooperation with the families,” the institute says in a statement released by the Health Ministry.

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