About 30 people were injured following a bonfire explosion during Lag Ba'omer celebrations in northern London, the British daily Express reported Thursday. The explosion may have been caused by smartphones thrown into the bonfire.
The incident occurred as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Jewish holiday in Stamford Hill. Videos captured the event, showing the bonfire being lit, followed by the explosion.
The Jewish ambulance service Hatzola and other London ambulance services arrived at the scene to treat burn victims.
According to Hackney police, none of the injuries were serious.
"Earlier this evening we provided a mega response team to a major incident as a result of a fire explosion, alongside London Ambulance, London Ambulance Hart, and London Fire Brigade Hackney," Hatzola said.
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