Authorities in Yemen said that at least 78 people have died after a stampede in the capital Sanaa.
A tragic stamped in Yemen has resulted in the death of at least 78 people on Thursday, April 20, in the capital city of Sanaa.
According to Sky News, eyewitnesses said that “Houthis shot up into the air to try to control the crowds, with a round hitting an electrical wire which caused it to explode and triggering panic on the ground”.
Dozens of people are also reported to be injured as per local Houthi-controlled news.
The incident happened at an event where financial aid was being distributed.
“It was a random distribution of money by some merchants without coordination with the Ministry of Interior and without organisation”, said a statement by the country’s Houthi-controlled interior ministry.
He added that the incident was “tragic” and “painful”.
Meanwhile, government spokesperson Brigadier Al-Ajri said “An investigation is underway, and, we extend our sincere condolences and condolences to all the families of the victims, asking Allah Almighty to keep their hearts patient.”
The Interior Ministry also said that “Two organisers have been detained and an investigation into the event is underway, according to the Interior Ministry”.
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