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Man dies of injuries suffered during stampede at funeral of renowned rabbi

An Israeli hospital spokeswoman says a young man has died of injuries he suffered during a deadly stampede that broke out at a funeral procession last weekend for a revered rabbi.

It was the second fatality in Saturday's stampede — another man was crushed to death at the time.

Vered Kvitel of Beilinson Hospital says the 18-year-old died on Wednesday. Several others injured in the incident are still hospitalized.

Over 100,000 people poured into the streets of the predominantly Ultra-Orthodox Jewish city of Bnei Brak in central Israel for the funeral of a 101-year-old Jewish scholar, Shmuel Wosner.

While such mass funerals for important rabbis take place regularly in Israel, deaths or serious injuries from the large crowds are extremely rare.