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who's behind the. new manufacturing ignorance starts research on d w. oh . this is news live from berlin and dozens are dead many more critically injured in a stampede at a jewish religious gathering in israel. that i am. the cause of the disaster is unclear it is the 1st big religious gathering to be held illegally since israel lifted coronavirus restrictions also coming up begging
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for oxygen to save our relatives life in india people desperately search for medical supplies as the country battles a record breaking spike it coated 19 infections and deaths plus stocking up on provisions as chirpy enters its strictest lockdown of the pens and mike with the country fighting its own wave of cope with 19 infections. i'm sorry kelly walked into the program. at least 44 people have been killed and around 150 others injured in a stampede at a religious gathering attended by tens of thousands it happened at mount marin in the northern part of the country were ultra orthodox jews were holding an all my prayer and
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a dance celebration. this footage from social media shows the scene shortly before tragedy struck a densely packed crowd dancing ecstatically at the annual loch homer celebration. authorities believe overcrowding is likely to blame for the fatalities and injuries . that rescue workers say many of the dead were either trampled to death or suffocated. just finished. through the worst. terrible disaster of. celebrating their 3rd sure. it was the 1st large scale religious gathering to be held legally since israel lifted most coronavirus restrictions. but despite israel's successful handling of
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the pandemic health authorities had warned against holding a gathering of this size. to lug religious festival is particularly popular with israel's orthodox community. israeli police report nearly 100000 people attended the gathering which they say is 4 to 5 times as many as should have been in a location like this. and from jerusalem i'm joined now by journalists and media so-called sami tell us what more happened here. yeah well this is an annual exam and in the previous years we've had up to $200000.00 people on the mountain their own 'd research facilities but it seems that this year was a big difference there were different arrangements on the site and that this work is causing this stampede and that brought about the death of certainly
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a renewed just men all of them belonging to a group which is known here is that wrong this is a group 'd based here in jerusalem an outdoor also talks a group and they were kind of told by police to to leave the site so as to enable other groups to come in and we have to remember that last night was a thursday night and today is friday and everything was done and it's there in a hasty way 'd and because of the upcoming saw this. and as you've highlighted there mean a lot back on it's considered to be one of the most important and the orthodox community could this have been prevented what went wrong. you know when lucky but already it is it comes as no no 'd surprise this is major it's . been sahlins of the police there and what you see
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is mismanagement i would say most of it is a kind of mismanagement on the local level 'd there were gates that were supposed to be open according to eyewitnesses speaking to the to the media have been saying that certain gates were not open when they were supposed to be opened and burgeon seagate's said that the police force at the time did not realize this goal of this of the tragedy of the upcoming. tragedy now but you also have to remember that these great distrust between this specific religious group that. they regard themselves as aunties itis and they also not instruction with police so we already from the beginning we don't have a good relationship between this group and the police and they maybe this is also
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one of the reasons that we sold the salt tell us a little bit more about you know in the context of what you're saying right there and also in the context of what's happening on the ground then what the challenges that the authorities might be facing because we understand that there are still people on the mountain. the rescue forces how do they handle this now. yeah well you know they risk you foresee this one's. 'd going to read the reports came in. they had the helicopters the air force had helicopters coming to the location evacuating the wounded at the hospitals. and everyone on this mountain take it out especially the trains were operating. in the nearby. so as to evacuate everyone ready once this tragedy was no they were still. couldn't hear the footage yeah actually
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it was in hebrew and it is the community that speaks to this and they were told to leave the site and everyone has by now it's been evacuated but of course there would be this the geishas. 'd 'd scene this is a major tragedy that israel has not seen. for just sold for decades i would say. sami south china has with the very latest thank you. let's take a look at some other stories making headlines in hong kong for democracy activists have pled guilty to charges of illegal assembly for the rally in june of last year jailed activist joshua wang was among them tens of thousands of people gathered on june the 4th to commemorate the 1989 crackdown on protesters in beijing's tiananmen square. at least 13 people have been killed in fighting on the frontier between the
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central asian nations of tajikistan and kurdistan dozens more were injured poorly drawn borders dating back to the soviet union have caused tension between the 2 neighbors. turning to india now which is seeing a another spike in kuwait in 1000 cases with over 380000 new infections reported in the last day despite international aid arriving oxygen is still in short supply across the country overwhelmed ta spittles have been forced to turn patients away leaving their relatives desperately trying to source medical supplies themselves. a woman begs. the she pleads. as she tries to find. for her desperately sick mother. of 5 and i mean that my mother is very seriously ill and for the past 2 days we've been
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trying to get a bed in so many hospitals in delhi and. across india oxygen is still in desperately short supply. in the capital daily volunteers from the sikh community have set up an oxygen center in a car park. good lord people are suffering as begging for oxygen we arranged for cylinders from anywhere we could we stayed in queues for a whole nights and sometimes got beaten up by the police. to undercut. russia is the latest country to join an international relief effort. actually that has been quite an opening off i would say they're going to be with india or putting off. the assistance from various countries over 40 countries have actually committed to provide us with many of the items that we need most urgent. india is
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the world's biggest producer of vaccines. but these 2 are lacking as people scramble to get their shot. i probably because i think we're. the most. i think. despite all this millions have been voting in the state of west bengal the infection rate there is the highest since the pandemic began. political parties have been criticised for holding credit election rallies just when india is recording the deadliest days so far for any country during the pandemic but it was in the meanwhile in turkey the country has entered full lockdown at strictest since the start of the pandemic as it fights its own battle with soaring coal with 1000
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cases and deaths people have been ordered to stay at home for nearly 3 weeks only allowed to go outside for grocery shopping and other essential needs correspondent yulia han sent us this report from istanbul. saying goodbye a moment of calm. but only briefly. there is not much time for farewells here in xinjiang liqui you at one of the largest cemeteries in istanbul while the families mourn outside the next coffins are already arriving the funeral home workers try to ensure that everything is as dignified as possible but it has been turkey's deadliest month since the pandemic began and that has also become very apparent here. before the pandemic we had around $200.00 funerals per day. there are now more than twice as
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many. urgently need to hold the new lock down you know the law should all make this decision earlier and probably fewer people would have died. shortly before the new lockdown came into effect the streets and shops were full again about full alcohol was in great demand because from now on there is a ban on sales. residents are only allowed to leave their homes for essential needs until mid may it is not the 1st coronavirus curfew in turkey but the strictest one so far most of public life is supposed to come to a standstill for 2 and a half weeks but many people are wondering how they will get through this time as they can hope for any financial aid. especially in the poorer neighborhoods of istanbul many are worried only a few have permanent jobs here in tahrir. most of the make a living his daily boris or trash collectors. john all
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lucky enough to get in god only god knows how it will manage. but there's nothing we can do we will try to survive somehow. your i don't have a husband my daughter has just had a baby. 6 people living in a small room and we already don't have enough money to live on. their critics of president dredge uptight about one say he has a tainted too long which made the situation worse although turkey has the highest number of daily new infections in europe out one house several party congresses with thousands of members of his ruling a.k.p. in march a few days ago he pulled the emergency brake well. we must rapidly reduce the number of new infections to fewer than $5000.00 a day otherwise we will inevitably pay
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a heavy price in every field from tourism to trade and education. a small sacrifies says the president for greater goal in about 2 weeks at the end of ramadan turkey will emerge from its lockdown hoping that its latest crisis is under control. well germany will start returning sculptures looted from africa during colonial times the objects known as the in the bronzes were originally taken by british soldiers in the 19th century they were later sold to museums worldwide and many were held in germany they are considered some of africa's greatest cultural treasures and will be returned to nigeria next year. you're watching news quick reminder of our top story of least 44 people have been
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killed in a stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands it happened at mt marin in the northern part of the country where ultra-orthodox jews were holding a prayer and a dance celebration. x.x. it is business news with my colleague see the. beardsley to stay with us if you can for that there's always more on the web site to give you dot com i'm sorry kelly it's for watching. india's coronavirus crisis i d w news special we'll look at the geraci situation and at the time the impact on the triple mutation on the country how can the rest of the world how well can be done for the people and how can india bring the situation under control.


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