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At least two dead following bleacher collapse at unfinished synagogue in Israel

In addition to the fatalities, more than 150 individuals were injured in the incident.

Updated: May 16, 2021 - 3:26pm

The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook

At least two individuals have died and more than 150 have been hurt following the Sunday collapse of a bleacher at an unfinished West Bank synagogue, according to Israeli medics.

The Associated Press reported that the bleacher was full of ultra-Orthodox worshippers when the incident occurred and that a spokesman for Magen David Adom informed Channel 13 that paramedics had provided treatment to more than 157 injured individuals and pronounced two people deceased.

The incident occurred just weeks after a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel that left dozens dead.