Israel crush: Israel mourns as festival crush victims identified


The bodies of 32 people killed in a stampede at a Jewish pilgrimage site have been identified in Israel.


At least 45 people died in the crush at the Lag B'Omer festival, near Mount Meron, when they became trapped in an overcrowded passageway. Some 150 people were injured.

The identification process was paused for 24 hours late on Friday to mark the Sabbath, the Jewish day of rest.


Work is expected to resume after sunset on Saturday, which ends the Sabbath.


So far, 22 bodies have been released for burial.