At least 78 killed in stampede in Yemen


SANA’A, Yemen : At least 78 people were killed and more than 150 were injured late Wednesday in a stampede in Yemen’s capital.

Dr. Mutahhir Murshid, chairman of the board of Sevre Hospital in Sana’a, told al-Masirah television that the crowd surge took place during the distribution of financial aid under the control of the Houthis.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, Brigadier General Abdul-Khaleq Al-Ajri, said the distribution was carried out without coordination with the ministry and two businessmen were detained.

Al-Ajri said an investigation was launched after security forces in Sana’a were dispatched to the region. — AA


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