Four People Injured in Yerushalayim Sukkah Porch Collapse

YERUSHALAYIM -
The collapsed sukkah porch. (Medabrim Tikshoret)

A sukkah that was built on stilts collapsed on Motzoei Shabbos in Yerushalayim, injuring four people.

The sukkah had been built about seven feet above ground level, in the city’s Meah Shearim neighborhood.

Magen David Adom (MDA) and United Hatzalah paramedics arriving at the scene provided first aid to four people who suffered light injuries: two women in their 30s, a two-year-old girl, and a five-year-old boy.

The injured were taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center.

In a statement, Israel Police said: “A report was received that the floor of a sukkah built about two meters above ground in Yerushalayim’s Meah Shearim had collapsed. As a result of this, four people were lightly injured, and required medical treatment. Police forces arriving at the scene began to investigate the circumstances of the incident.”