In addition, MDA reported treating 94 people who were injured, fainted, or suffered from fatigue during the first two hours of the funeral procession. Five people were evacuated for treatment at Maayanei Hayeshua Hospital, including an 80-year-old man, a 67-year-old woman, a 30-year-old man, and two teenagers.
Over 100 people treated at mass funeral procession in Bnei Brak
MDA, United Hatzalah treat dozens of people during funeral procession, service for Rabbi Shteinman.
Published: 12.12.17 13:48 Updated:
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United Hatzalah is providing medical first response coverage for the funeral of Rav Shteinman that is currently taking place in Bnei Brak, Israel. Among the hundreds of thousands of people who gathered for the funeral procession, more than 50 people have been treated for cuts, bruises, light injuries, fainting and other medical conditions.
United Hatzalah volunteers are providing coverage using a mobile command center that is orchestrating the movements of numerous ambulances, a mobile intensive care unit (MICU), 148 ambucycles, and volunteers on foot. The volunteers are also passing out water in an attempt to prevent dehydration and loss of fluids to those in attendance.
The organization is asking the public to refrain from climbing on fences or other high locations such as electric poles, scaffolding, bus stops, and balconies in order to avoid injury.
President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer said: "The management, chapter heads and thousands of volunteers of United Hatzalah mourn the loss of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman together with the rest of the nation of Israel. Rav Shteinman had guided and accompanied the work of our organization since its inception. Having learned from previous large funerals where numerous people were injured falling from high places, we are asking the public to refrain from climbing during the funeral and to follow all proper security measures in order to avoid unnecessary injuries and further tragedies.