(U.S.-backed) Saudi Arabia-led coalition kills 41 civilians in strike on market in Yemen

from the Independent

More than 40 civilians have been killed in a Yemen market by Saudi-led coalition warplanes, officials have said.

According to news agency AFP, an official at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the facility had received the bodies of 41 people killed in the raids, along with 35 people who were wounded.

A health official said the casualties were civilians and included children, adding that “the toll could rise”.

“The scene was terrifying,” Showei Hamoud told Associated Press by phone from Mastaba. “Blood and body parts everywhere.” Many of the dead are children who work stalls or carry goods in return for tips, he said.

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