Israel Jerusalem Versailles wedding hall crowd incident 24/05/2001

Israel Jerusalem Versailles wedding hall crowd incident 24/05/2001

Wedding hall collapse kills at least 15

At least 15 people were killed when a three-storey wedding hall in west Jerusalem collapsed late last night. Guests were left clinging to the side of the building waiting for rescuers to arrive.

Witnesses said 700 people were attending the event at the Versailles wedding hall when the building collapsed. The Jerusalem police commander Miki Levy said the collapse was due to a “structural failure” and was “absolutely not” a bomb.

 

Toll rises in wedding tragedy

At least 25 people were reported killed and hundreds injured when a three-storey wedding hall in west Jerusalem collapsed late last night.

Guests were left clinging to the side of the building for 15 minutes waiting for rescuers to arrive. Scores of people remain trapped and police said it could take three days to recover all the bodies

 

The Versailles wedding hall disaster - entire wedding hall collapses, killing 23 people

Video of incident

Serene Wedding Fest, Then a Pit of Death

 

The guests are dancing to a very popular, bouncy Mizrahi tune, pretty women in sleek dresses, a baby on her father’s shoulders, young thin men. They smile, sing along to the words; a woman in blue adjusts her straps.

Engineers Sentenced for Deadly Banquet Hall Collapse

An Israeli court has sentenced the engineer who developed the “Pal Kal” building method, after he was convicted of gross negligence in the deaths of 23 people and the injury of hundreds of others in the May 24, 2001, collapse of a wedding hall in Jerusalem.

2001: Israel wedding party tragedy

At least 20 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured at a wedding party in Jerusalem after the dance floor collapsed.

Wedding hall collapses in Jerusalem; 25 dead, 250 hurt

JERUSALEM (CNN) — A crowded wedding reception hall collapsed Thursday night in Jerusalem, killing at least 25 people and injuring 250, police said.

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