Funerals take place of Israelis crushed to death at religious festival – BBC News

Funerals take place of Israelis crushed to death at religious festival – BBC News

Funerals have been held in Israel after at least 45 people died in a crush at an orthodox religious festival. More than 100 were injured.

Tens of thousands of people had gathered at the all-night Lag B’Omer annual festival.

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has promised an investigation to ensure such a tragedy can never happen again.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Tom Bateman.

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