BBC – At least two people have died and scores have been injured after a tiered seating structure collapsed at a synagogue north of Jerusalem.
Police said about 650 worshippers were in the synagogue at Givat Zeev, a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, to celebrate the Shavuot feast.
Footage showed the seating collapse and people falling on top of each other.
It comes weeks after 45 people died in a crush at a Jewish religious festival on Mount Meron in northern Israel.
In Sunday’s incident, initial reports from Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service said medics “provided care to about 60 injured, including about 10 in critical and severe condition”.
A later update said two people were confirmed dead and about 100 were injured.
The synagogue was described as partially constructed. Police and local officials said organisers had been warned that the building was unsafe and the event had taken place despite a lack of permits.