Nearly two hundred people have been treated by United Hatzalah EMS personnel so far at Meron in northern Israel, where the main Lag Ba’Omer festivities occur.
Most of the injuries were light abrasions, contusions, people suffering from smoke inhalation, shortness of breath due to the weather, light burns and other cases.
“Hundreds of United Hatzalah volunteers from all over Israel gathered to Meron to help provide medical services to the tens of thousands of people who have arrived to celebrate the holiday,” said United Hatzalah President and Founder Eli Beer in a press release.
“Our national dispatch center has been bolstered with extra dispatchers in order to provide a faster response to the many medical emergencies that occur on Lag Ba’Omer in Meron and across the country. Our volunteers have been placed on high alert for the next 24 hours,” Beer added.
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