May 20, 2018

North London explosion, there are victims

03 May 2018, 01:37 | Rufus Hill

Dozens of Yarmulkas and glasses found after the chaos

Dozens of Yarmulkas and glasses found after the chaos

Some 30 British Jews were reportedly injured in London's Stamford Hill neighborhood on Wednesday evening after a bonfire erupted into a large explosion during a celebration of the Lag B'Omer festival.

As soon as a torch was used to light the bonfire, there was an explosion which sent crowds running.

Footage captured by bystanders at the scene shows a bang and a large flash, with ambulance and emergency services subsequently attending the scene.

It is unclear what caused the blast, although there are reports fuel was poured on the fire.

London Ambulance Service went to the scene at about 11pm and treated multiple people for burns.

They added no criminal allegations had been reported, with no serious injuries.

Jewish news website The Yeshiva World said a bonfire exploded when it was lit.

The devices were put onto the flames at Stamford Hill, north east London, for Lag BaOmer "as a warning against the evil of smartphones".

The condition of the patients was not immediately clear last night.

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