More than 140 killed in air strikes on Yemen funeral: UN

Yemenis attend the funeral of members of the same family on October 8, 2016, a day after they were killed in a reported airstrike by Saudi-led coalition air-planes that hit their house in Bajil, in the western province of HoudiedaMore than 140 people were killed and more than 525 wounded Saturday when air strikes hit a funeral ceremony in Yemen, a United Nations official said, with Huthi rebels blaming the attack on the Saudi-led coalition. “The toll is very high: more than 520 wounded and more than 100 martyrs,” the spokesman of the health ministry in Sanaa, Tamim al-Shami, told rebel Almasirah television. It was one of the deadliest attacks since the coalition launched a bombing campaign against the Shiite Huthis in March 2015.

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