Several people were injured Saturday evening when a sukkah collapsed in the hareidi-religious Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Hebrew-language Yediot Achronot journalist Liran Tamari reported.
דיווח ראשוני: סוכה קרסה בשכונת מאה שערים, תושבים מנעו מצוותי רפואה לגשת לזירה
— לירן תמרי | Liran Tamari (@liran__tamari) September 25, 2021
At least three people were hurt in the incident, including a 6-year-old boy.
The balcony on which the sukkah was built appeared to have collapsed, according to Hebrew-language Walla! News reporter Shlomi Heller.
מרפסת סוכה קרסה בשכונת מאה שערים. במקום 2 פצועים קל pic.twitter.com/UK0ek8OyPs
— שלומי הלר (@Heller_shlomi) September 25, 2021
The victims were being evacuated to a Jerusalem medical center, including one person reportedly in fair condition.
Residents in the neighborhood initially prevented medical staff from entering the area, according to the report.
Before the Sukkot holiday, police reached an agreement with another Meah Shearim community to disassemble their dangerously-built Sukkah which was resting on construction scaffolding.