2021 Meron stampede

multi-casualty crush incident in Israel at public religious event

On 30 April 2021, at about 00:50 IDT, a deadly crowd crush happened in Meron, Israel, during a religious event on Mount Meron on the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer. About 100,000 people were in attendance. Forty-five people were killed, and more than 150 injured. It is the deadliest civil disaster in the history of Israel.[1][2][3]

2021 Meron stampede
Mount Meron stampede. Shimon Lavi, April 2021. I.jpg
Aftermath of the stampede
Date30 April 2021 (2021-04-30)
Timec. 00:50
LocationMeron, Israel
Coordinates32°58′50.3″N 35°26′25.5″E / 32.980639°N 35.440417°E / 32.980639; 35.440417Coordinates: 32°58′50.3″N 35°26′25.5″E / 32.980639°N 35.440417°E / 32.980639; 35.440417
CauseDisputed; over-crowding in Lag BaOmer celebration
Participants100,000 Haredi and Orthodox Jews
Deaths45
Non-fatal injuries150
InquiriesOngoing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ""There are casualties, the event is over!": The moment of the disaster, live from Mount Meron". Ynet (in Hebrew). Archived from the original on 2 May 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  2. Kershner, Isabel (2021-04-30). "Israel Mourns After a Religious Festival Turns Into Disaster". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  3. "How the deadly Israel stampede unfolded". Sky News. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-30.