Two Dead After Bleacher Packed With Ultra-Orthodox Worshippers Collapses

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)

The bleacher at an uncompleted synagogue in Givat Zeev, a West Bank settlement just north of Jerusalem, collapsed causing the death of two and over 150 injured.

This tragic happening took place on the eve of Shavuot a major Jewish holiday while attendants to the synagogue were reciting evening prayers.

Forty-five ultra-Orthodox Jews were killed in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel weeks earlier.

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