An explosion during a Jewish celebration in London has left several people injured after crowds gathered to celebrate Lag BaOmer, a Jewish festive day on which bonfires are a tradition, Daily Express reports.
Close to 30 people have been injured following the explosion in Stamford Hill in north London, which may have been caused by a mobile phone.
Jewish news website Yeshiva commented on the event, saying: “It appears that the explosion was caused by fuel and not the smartphone, although there definitely were multiple smartphones placed inside the pile to be burned.”
Around thirty individuals are believed to have been treated for their injuries, with ten being taken to hospital.
Jewish ambulance service Hatzola and London Ambulance Service attended the scene to treat burn victims.
The severity of the injuries have not been confirmed.
Videos recorded at the event depict the bonfire being lit, followed by a large explosion which engulfed the crowd standing just a few metres from the fire.