Blasts kills at Least 140 people at Sanaa funeral at Yemen

A funeral was being held at a hall in Sanaa when the blasts took place. At least 140 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in several air s

A funeral was being held at a hall in Sanaa when the blasts took place

At least 140 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in several air strikes on a funeral reception in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, according to health officials.

Saba news agency, which is aligned with the Iran-allied Houthi group, accused an Arab coalition fighter jet of striking the grand hall of ceremonies on al-Khamseen Street on Saturday afternoon.

A funeral was being held at a hall in Sanaa when the blasts took place  At least 140 people were killed and more than 500 wounded in several air s

Hundreds of mourners had gathered in the hall to take part in a funeral ceremony.

The United Nations released a statement saying the UN humanitarian coordinator and the NGO community in Yemen were outraged and shocked by the air strikes.

“Initial reports from health officials in Sanaa indicate over 140 people were killed and over 525 injured,” OCHA said in the statement.

The death toll was one of the largest in any single incident since the Arab alliance began military operations to try to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power following his ousting by the Houthis in March 2015

Source: Yahoo News

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