Medics say it appears most of those hurt in the synagogue incident were lightly injured, but crews are still rushing to the scene, as videos show mass chaos outside the building.
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At least two people are injured critically, Channel 12 news reports.
Over 600 people were in the Haredi synagogue when the collapse occurred, a police spokesperson says.
Some large Haredi synagogues have bleachers, known as “tribonas,” which are packed with standing or dancing parishioners surrounding a central table where community leaders are seated.