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Slippery walkway caused falls during rush for exit

A slippery walkway was at least partially to blame for injuries in the crowd in Meron, Channel 12 reports.

Some 20,000 people streamed down a narrow walkway between two walls during the event. On the ground was slick metal flooring, which caused some people to fall underfoot during the rush for the exit.

The sloped walkway where the Mt Meron tragedy unfolded, seen a few hours later, April 30, 2021 (Channel 12 screenshot)

Footage from the walkway shows shoes, hats, baby strollers, smashed eyeglasses and water bottles strewn on the ground. Metal railings were torn from the ground.

Smashed glasses and a hat at the scene of the Mt Meron tragedy, April 30, 2021 (Channel 12 screenshot)
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