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Sun May 16, 2021, 06:00 PM

Israeli paramedics: 2 dead in synagogue bleacher collapse

Source: AP

By ILAN BEN ZION

JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli medics said at least two people were killed and more than 150 injured after a bleacher collapsed at an uncompleted West Bank synagogue on Sunday, the eve of a major Jewish holiday.

The bleacher was packed with ultra-Orthodox worshippers and collapsed during prayers at the beginning of Shavuot. A spokesman for Magen David Adom told Channel 13 that paramedics had treated over 157 people for injuries and pronounced two dead, a man in his 50s and a 12-year-old boy.

Rescue workers were on the scene, treating the injured and taking people to the hospital. The collapse comes weeks after 45 ultra-Orthodox Jews were killed in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel.

The Israeli military said in a statement that it dispatched medics and other search and rescue troops to assist at the scene. Army helicopters were airlifting the injured.



Israeli police officers walk inside an empty synagogue is seen in Givat Zeev, outside Jerusalem, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Israeli medics say more than 150 people were injured in a fatal collapse of a bleacher at an uncompleted West Bank synagogue. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-israel-religion-c45af5041bb31e932e2c55950db763bc

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 06:19 PM

1. Support collapsing

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 09:51 PM

2. Wasn't there a bleacher collapse at Mount Meron as well?

I thought I'd seen that - along with a stampede.

RIP, Ultra-Orthodox Worshippers.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 10:12 PM

3. I guess I don't get it .. the building was still under construction.

Does religious zeal trump safety standards? Who approved this?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 10:58 PM

4. Has the right-wing in Israel fucked with building codes and regulations as well?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 10:38 AM

5. Bleachers? Probably hastily erected in the unfinished building.

The permanent seating was not yet constructed, the building not yet certified for occupation. There must have been great enthusiasm for packing the new building in celebration.

There was great enthusiasm for having the Titanic break a speed record.

Haste makes mistakes.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #5)

Mon May 17, 2021, 03:08 PM

6. Regulations? The Likudniks don't need building regulations!

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