Tragedy in Israel following a stampede at a religious gathering

April 30, 2021

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Israeli security officials and rescuers on the scene following a stampede during a Lag Ba'Omer celebrations at Mt. Meron in northern Israel, April 30, 2021.



Tens of thousands of religious Jews gathered in northern Israel to celebrate the annual holiday of Lag BaOmer. A stampede in a steep, tunnel-like passageway started when people slipped and fell, creating a deadly crush. And, elections in India continued this week despite the massive surge in COVID-19 cases. Also, the gun culture in both Brazil and the US is similar, but the current leaders in both nations are addressing the topic differently.

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