More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led military coalition on a detention centre in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday (Sep 1). The coalition said it targeted a facility run by the Houthi rebels that “stores drones and missiles”, but the rebels said the attack had levelled a building they used as a prison.
The United Nations said 52 detainees were among the dead, with a further 68 still missing. “Casualties are most likely to increase as rescue efforts are still ongoing,” it said. The ICRC rushed to the scene in the city of Dhamar with medical teams and hundreds of body bags.
Rauchenstein said that over 100 people were estimated to be dead, and that at least 40 survivors were being treated for their injuries in hospitals in the city, south of the capital Sanaa. Footage obtained by AFP showed heavy damage to the building and several bodies lying in the rubble, as bulldozers worked to clear away huge piles of debris.
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27 September, 2019