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BLACK SUNDAY! Two worshippers dead, 100 injured in Jerusalem bleachers collapse


No fewer than two persons have been reported dead and more than 100 injured after an Orthodox synagogue in the West Bank settlement of Giv’at Ze’ev northwest of Jerusalem collapsed, Israeli emergency services confirmed.

According to CNN, 13 worshippers are still trapped under the rubbles of the bleachers in what was described as a “mass casualty event.”

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Video broadcast on Israeli television shows dozens of worshippers falling to the ground when the crowded bleachers collapsed.

The police also revealed that a considerable number of worshippers were injured.

A firefighter on the scene told Israel Channel 13 that worshippers appeared to be trapped under the bleachers.

More than 100 have been injured, according to Israeli emergency medical services.

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The bleacher collapse comes just over two weeks after 45 people were killed in a stampede at a religious festival at Israel’s Mount Meron, where worshipers had gathered to mark the Lag B’Omer holiday.