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Death toll in Yemen market attack rises to 119: UN says 22 children among dead

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Sanaa: A senior UN official in Yemen says the death toll from an airstrike this week by the Saudi-led coalition on a market north of the capital, Sanaa, has nearly doubled, rising to 119.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Meritxell Relano, UNICEF's deputy representative in Yemen, told The Associated Press on Thursday that there are 22 children among the dead. The airstrike on Tuesday in the town of Mastaba in Hajja province, northwest of Sanaa, also wounded 47 people.

The area is controlled by the Shiite rebels known as Houthis.

The rebel-controlled state news agency, SABA, said on Tuesday that 65 people were killed and 55 wounded in the attack, the latest in a series of similar bombings by the coalition that have killed hundreds of civilians.

AP

First Published On : Mar 17, 2016 18:58 IST

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