The stampede at the base of Mt. Meron is one of Israel’s largest disasters in recent history as approximately 50,000-100,000 people celebrated the festival on the mountain.

Israel: Stampede at Mt. Meron’s Lag B’Omer Festival Kills 44, 150 Injured
Israeli military helicopter evacuetes injured Jewish pilgrims from Ziv hospital in the Israeli northern city of Safed to the central Israel hospitals on April 30,2021. - A massive stampede at a densely packed Jewish pilgrimage site killed at least 44 people in northern Israel. The disaster occurred in Meron at the site of the reputed tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a second-century Talmudic sage, where mainly ultra-Orthodox Jews flock to mark the Lag BaOmer holiday. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP) (Photo by JALAA MAREY/AFP via Getty Images)