[Video below.] Bnei Brak – The levaya of Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner zt”l turned tragic when a yungerman, caught in the massive crowd, was trampled to death.
Over 100,000 people attended the levaya in Bnei Brak Motzoei Shabbos.
Reb Mordechai Gerber z”l, a 27-year-old avreich and father a three-year-old child from Elad, was inaccessible to paramedics because of the crowd.
Many others were injured at the levaya.
The incident took place at about 1:30 a.m. Reb Mordechai suffered injuries to his chest and stomach. He was taken to Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak, where he was pronounced dead.
Three people were severely injured and were treated at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva and Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer. Two of them, including a 14-year-old boy, were in critical condition.
Magen Dovid Adom said that over 100 people were treated for injuries.
After the aron was being taken from Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin, the procession went down a staircase to the street. The numbers of people going down created pressure that caused some to fall, while those behind them were unable to stop, trampling several people beneath them.