Police overseeing evacuation of Mt. Meron, with death toll at 38

Huge crowds are evacuating the Lag B’Omer pilgrimage event at Mt. Meron in the Upper Galilee after dozens of people were killed, and many more injured, in an apparent stampede after midnight Thursday-Friday.

The current death toll is 38, but the number is not final.

Police are overseeing the evacuation, as ambulances and helicopters are still ferrying the injured to hospitals.

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