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Hareidi religious Jews walk by a Sukkah in the hareidi religious Jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem on September 19, 2021.

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.

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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.

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.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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