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Kanievsky funeral procession begins in Bnei Brak following eulogies

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and children gather outside the home of late Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, ahead of his funeral in Bnei Brak on March 20, 2022. (GIL COHEN-MAGEN / AFP)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and children gather outside the home of late Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, ahead of his funeral in Bnei Brak on March 20, 2022. (GIL COHEN-MAGEN / AFP)

The funeral procession of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky begins in Bnei Brak following several eulogies for the late ultra-Orthodox leader, who died Friday at age 94.

Police request that all mourners move out of the streets and into nearby houses to allow the body to pass through on its way to the burial. At least 500,000 people are believed to be in attendance at the funeral in the city, crowding on roofs and balconies across Bnei Brak.

According to officials, at least 50 people have been treated on the scene by first responders so far and four were taken to hospitals.

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