15 injured at Rabbi Karelitz's funeral

Emergency medical teams treat 15 people injured at funeral of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz in Bnei Brak.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Ambulances at the funeral procession of Rabbi Karelitz in Bnei Brak
Ambulances at the funeral procession of Rabbi Karelitz in Bnei Brak
United Hatzalah

At least 15 people were injured Tuesday afternoon at the funeral procession of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz in Bnei Brak, the United Hatzalah volunteer medical responder organization reported.

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, United Hatzalah said that its volunteers had treated 15 people injured during the funeral. Most of the injuries were sustained after the victims fell while trying to observe the funeral from an elevated position. Most of the injuries were light, the group said.

"United Hatzalah volunteers who are providing medical security at the funeral of Rabbi Karelitz in Bnei Brak today, treated 15 people, most of whom were injured while falling from high places that they climbed to in order to watch the procession. Miraculously, most of the injuries sustained were only light injuries," a United Hatzalah spokesperson said.

Vice President of United Hatzalah in Charge of Operations Dov Maisel reported form the scene and said: "I call on all participants to refrain from climbing on fences, Sukkot, lamp posts and bus stops, as well as other items that are not safe or suitable to be climbed on. Our ambulances and first responders are spread out throughout the funeral procession to safeguard the health of the participants and we are providing care to many people who have fallen from high places after climbing on unsafe objects."




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