Dozens crushed to death at Jewish festival in Israel 以色列宗教活动现场发生严重踩踏事故

At least 38 people were killed and many more injured in a stampede at the grave of a Jewish sage in northern Israel, according to rescue services and local media.

据救援机构和当地媒体报道,以色列北部一处犹太圣贤墓地发生踩踏事件,导致至少38人死亡,另有更多人受伤。

The Israeli army was assisting civilian rescue workers at the “mass casualty event”. Footage from the scene at Mount Meron showed that part of the stadium where ultra-Orthodox worshippers had been celebrating the festival of Lag B’omer had collapsed.

以色列军队正在这起“大规模伤亡事件”中协助民间救援人员。梅龙山(Mount Meron)现场发回的视频显示,犹太教极端正统派教徒为庆祝篝火节(Lag B’omer)所搭的台子部分坍塌。

Separate reports said overcrowding had led to a stampede, citing survivors. A spokesperson for Israel’s ambulance services told Ynet News that most of the deaths were caused by severe overcrowding.

另有报道援引幸存者的话称,过度拥挤导致了踩踏。以色列救护服务部门发言人向以色列新闻媒体Ynet News表示,大多数人员死亡都是严重的过度拥挤造成的。